Love: Fleet Ilya Spring Summer 2011

Fleet Ilya, leather, bondage, accessories

I’ve mentioned Fleet Ilya on this blog before, but this brand is long overdue a proper feature here. I was first introduced to the brand several years ago by a student in one of my lingerie design courses. Ever since then, I have been obsessed with the idea of getting myself some of their leather harness accessories (to wear over clothes, not as S&M accessories, that’s just not my thing.) Hermès had leather harnesses in one of their recent collections, and I’ve also seen more mainstream brands like All Saints include harness pieces in their collection.

Fleet Ilya, leather, bondage, accessories

I love the idea of wearing a leather harness over a cocktail dress or a white t-shirt, and I think it is fantastic that Fleet Ilya has expanded his line to include more commercial pieces, like beautiful waist cincher belts and handbags, rather than just focus on the bondage pieces the brand initially sold (the Restraint collection.) I think this is definitely a brand to watch, as their handwriting is uniquely sculptural and I am sure he will be snatched up by a big brand to do accessories very, very soon.

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All images from the Fleet Ilya website.

  • http://www.featherfactor.com Katherine

    Very interesting idea! I love looking at these harnesses and have seen them done well in outfits a few times but I’m still a little chicken to do myself. Please update on your endeavors…and adore your blog :)

  • http://www.featherfactor.com Katherine

    Very interesting idea! I love looking at these harnesses and have seen them done well in outfits a few times but I’m still a little chicken to do myself. Please update on your endeavors…and adore your blog :)

  • Anonymous

    Yes, I now what you mean about being chicken… Maybe that’s why I’ve been
    hesitating on this one. Will let you know what I do, however it won’t be for
    a while, as harnesses don’t look good on women who are 7 months pregnant!

  • Eve

    I think you would like this jewelry designer if you’re into Fleet Illya: http://shop.brookandlyn.com/pages/bljewelry

    She does body rope necklaces and recently got stocked at Shopbop.com, which I think is impressive considering she initially started out a sa blogger and then became a designer (and still does the former I believe).

  • Eve

    Also, I think the harness might be the new belt, or at least I hope so!

  • http://www.jasonburton80.wordpress.com Jasonburton80

    We used to do his press at concrete, although at the time, it was quite difficult to get people to use his stuff. He’s a really nice guy. Unconditional used some of his stuff in the S/S06 show!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the tip , the rope detailing is beautiful!