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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.

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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.

 ??  ?? Winter days “I like to make a statement with my outfits. The tattoo print gives an edge, the gold boots give me height and a sparkle that you can’t miss. The coat is practical for the cold but it also ties into the earthy tones.”
Yasmin Suteja wears her own Incu Collection trench, Paloma Wool top, Beaufille pants and Area boots.
Winter days “I like to make a statement with my outfits. The tattoo print gives an edge, the gold boots give me height and a sparkle that you can’t miss. The coat is practical for the cold but it also ties into the earthy tones.” Yasmin Suteja wears her own Incu Collection trench, Paloma Wool top, Beaufille pants and Area boots.

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