Ilya Fleet, head designer of the luxury leather accessories line Fleet Ilya, was way ahead of the pack when he realized the appeal of saddle-making to the fashion set. What began as an experiment in a small bedroom in South London, where he first began to combine his traditional leather training with his knowledge of three-dimensional design, has morphed into one of the sexiest bondage-inspired brands to date. Resha Sharma, who became Fleet’s creative partner and wife soon after the launch of his signature line Restraint in 2006, brought her fashion-forward sensibilities to the label. No longer reserved for the shelves at Coco de Mer and Kiki de Montparnasse, Fleet Ilya is now splashed across the pages of our favorite high-profile glossies. Handcrafted in London with the finest leathers and solid-gold detailing, the Spring 2012 collection includes bustiers, harnesses, belts, and wristbands that feature a web-like design and buckle details. Black dominates, but pops of color in a series of unexpected options—such as a clear red PVC visor and a nude-sky blue rucksack—offer seasonal appeal. The husband-wife duo excite and delight with this collection of soft, wearable pieces bound by structure and rooted in functionality.
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