Crush of the moment
I stumbled upon the works of Niels Peeraer by accident, and I am lucky to find them.
Born in Antwerp 1989, Peeraer graduated from his Master year in June ’11 at the Royal Fashion Academy of Antwerp. For those of you who haven’t heard about the famed Academy in Antwerp you should think of it as like a magnet for genius designers. The likes of Martin Margiela and Dries Van Noten studied there.
I loved these designs and the intricacy of the work. Peeraer’s collections are made out of vegetable tanned bridle leather in combination with brass fittings, carefully crafted but still with the intention to celebrate the natural beauty and strength of the leather.
Peeraer’s ‘about’ page reads:
After his graduation Niels Peeraer moved to Paris and decided to follow his passion for leather-craftsmanship by starting his own label for leather accessories. The vision to create beautiful pieces while sharing his whole universe with each item. Created for any dreamer who feels connected or touched by the piece, surpassing the boundaries of womenswear and menswear. Peeraers’ world is not about shocking or making a statement, it’s simply about bringing an innocent happiness to the seriousness of everyday life.
I’m a sucker for nude leather so I want to steal everything in these photos for myself. Don’t you??
Photography by Wenn-Kee Hsu