As part of Haunted, Darkroom are showing other key designers along with Quentin Jones’s (click Here to read the previous article)
Fleet Ilya are masters of leather goods, making jewellery, accessories and bags.
They can be traced back to a small bedroom in South London where Ilya Fleet began taking his traditional leather training and combining it with a knowledge of 3 dimensional design learned from his late father, a renowned Russian sculptor. The constructive tendencies evident in his rigorous pursuit of functionality and a sublimity of form.
Although still a young brand, the labels appetite for experimentation and expansion has seen them branch out into large-scale sculpture and interior works. ‘Horse’ created as part of one of London’s most reputable concept stores window display, saw a 2 meter tall horse armoured with leather in an imposing ode to Fleet Ilya’s equestrian origins, while their recent pop-up boutique and exhibition showcased a series of grandiose leather chandeliers.
This guerrilla attitude to design and refusal to be pigeon-holed has seen Fleet Ilya’s accessories in the pages of international publications including L’Officiel, Vogue and V magazine amongst many others and the labels fashion and bondage lines can be found in top boutiques and concept stores world wide.
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