Supple leather lends an elevated feel to winter dressing. With a mind for the impacts of over-consumption, photographer and creative director Yasmin Suteja mixes in vegan renditions, styled and shot by her.
Supple leather lends an elevated feel to winter. Yasmin Suteja mixes in vegan renditions.
Few other fabrics capture both refinement and rebelliousness like leather. Beloved by counterculture movements through the ages, today it retains its subversive undercurrent, albeit in modern iterations. Its ability to mould to the wearer’s body and its array of patinas – from a warm depth to slick wet-look patent – appeal to Sydney-based 29-yearold creative Yasmin Suteja. The founder of agency and studio Culture Machine, Suteja wears many creative hats over the course of her day, including photographer, so opts for versatile pieces that are as at home on set shooting as in downtime. With the collective mindset turning to the future, vegan substitutes or faux leathers – just as satisfyingly pliable as real leather – step into the fold, something Suteja favours. “There has been a movement to a more conscious consumer behaviour,” she notes. Here, how she wears it.