The Tutu Project

The Tutu Project


The Leather Atelier

Designed and built by The Leather Atelier, selected by The Fashion Design Council of Canada. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.

Inspired by the rugged, hand-forged armor of ancient warriors, The Leather Atelier tutu features layered panels of leather in varying tones and finishes. The impression it creates is one of hard-edged fragility – a warrior’s spirit within a delicate shell, alluding to the combined power and grace of dance.

Constructed entirely by hand, the tutu is a both an art object and a functional costume for the stage.

Dedicated to the production of handcrafted leather accessories and art objects, The Leather Atelier applies traditional craft techniques within a contemporary aesthetic. Each piece reflects the commitment and vision of the artist and is timeless in both material and design.

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Top image credit: The National Ballet of Canada tutus on display. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.