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EXPERIENCE LOBE’

True love is found to be flexible, yet unbreakable. Using fine leathers is my way of saying that love in its toughness and its durability is the most powerful force on earth…

-Q. Smith
Love. Like. Leather.

WHEN ORDINARY WON’T DO

Leather, in itself, denotes versatility, durability, and originality, as no two hides are alike. Symbolically, it personifies human resilience, as many of us know what it’s like to rebound from hard places. Bouncing back, pressing forward, and being original is what inspires me, and I want to celebrate and convey what inspires me through my work!

This collection of haute couture leather accessories are created using the finest grains of leather, boasting of organic beauty and texture. I approach every project with the love and respect that I have for my craft, as well as my appreciation for the recipient.

As a designer who’s very attentive to detail, it is consistently my goal to create a body of work that is not only original, but one that is flawlessly made with fine craftsmanship. Overall, it is my desire that this inspired collection will be cherished by its carriers, and worn with dignity and honor.

DESIGNER: Q. SMITH

I’ve always been inspired by what I call ‘colors of nature’, vintage fabrics/materials, complex textures, and precious metals, as they are used in art and fashion. For every material that I use to create my pieces, I anticipate its outcome with great joy! I always think, “How will it look? How will it feel? What will it “say”? How will it move?” It is always my aim to give each piece the adequate amount of time to deliver what I measure as its greatest potential.

I’ve often been complimented on the way my accessories move with great flexibility. In particular, many of my clients are suprised by the movement of the leathers I use and by the shapes in which they form, as leather is most often personified as being hard and masculine in nature. My slogan is ‘Love. Like. Leather.’, because I firmly believe “Love Conquers All”, and that just like leather, love can be tough. Even in its “toughness”, true love is found to be flexible, yet unbreakable. My using fine leathers is my way of saying that love in its toughness and its durability is the most powerful force on earth, possessing the ability to unite us all!