One of my favorite shows at Eco Fashion Week was the Five Left show. This collection of leather bags and clutches were so unique.
I was very intrigued by their structure. I learned that owner, Lincoln Heller, worked in an Alaskan logging camp to pay for art school. It was here he began working with leather by creating leather tool pouches with discarded boots. Now Five Left Leather is a full line of accessories for both men and women.
I loved that although the pieces were modern in design, they still had a rugged quality to them. They are the type of bags you’d have forever and they’ll just get better with age.
The most impactful part of the show was the designers walk. A simple idea with a big reaction.
Photos by Peter Jensen & Daniel Jolly, Sourced from EFW