Belgium-born designer Niels Peeraer is the master of translating feminine delicacy and a soft palate into strong, firm structures. His handbags and accessories are stiff and sculptural, made out of vegetable-tanned bridle leather and shaped into uncommon forms. Each piece possesses both beauty and wit — a vital combination in fashion. As you can see in his SS13 lookbook modeled by a lithe gentleman in white underwear, Peeraer is playful in the best of ways.
(Photo courtesy of The F Word. Text by Jenny Bahn)