UNCUFFED is a beautiful line of leather accessories created by Olga Barsky, a stylist with over a decade of experience in fashion. Olga turned to leather for it’s long-lasting quality, and her collections are made using hides from local distributors that are by-products of the food industry. Even the offcuts are used again for other accessory projects in the UNCUFFED line like her edgy handmade flower crowns and cage harnesses. Her business, housed in her studio in Church Street Village, also works with local garment engineers and suppliers for each unique look.
Our favourite pieces in her collection are where Olga combined her handmaking skills with cutting edge technology. To create her beautiful patterned leather scarves, she turned to laser cutting to achieve the fine details and precision cuts. The smooth lambskin leather lies flat on the machine and each cut comes out with perfect accuracy. By using laser cutting Olga is able to make designs that would otherwise be impossible. Also, by automating some of the production processes it means she has more time to grow the brand and create new designs.
Last week, Olga made a splash at Toronto Fashion Week in collaboration with Helder Diego. Check out the backstage pics here. To see more of Olga’s innovative accessory line visit the UNCUFFED Leather website.
Images Via: UNCUFFED – Olga Barsky and She Does the City