Renske Verbeek

Department: Man and Identity

Leather Nudes

Rolls of fat, wrinkles and natural skin tones; these inspired a collection of untreated leather bags. Impressed by the transformation of a hide into a durable piece of leather through tanning, Renske Verbeek wanted to retain the simple beauty of the product. She moulded the leather when still wet to create an illusion of soft folds like human skin and glued the seams together to create a subtle join. “Wearing the bag close to the body, it becomes part of it, like a new limb,” Renske says.

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