Thursday, February 3, 2011

Designers in the Press: Im:Mortal


Inspired by the pouches that American Indians used
to carry crystals and other talismans, designers Anna Korte and Ada Mayer craft handmade leather jewelry that’s as fun as it is good-looking. “We love the idea of carrying small magical items on you in a beautiful pouch,” says Korte, whose line with Mayer is aptly called Im:mortal. “We just offer a fashion forward take on an old and cherished idea.” Working with a rodeo cowboy-cum-saddle maker, the pair build their pieces in a traditional way—with natural materials and little or no hardware. And like their leather-working predecessors, they make simple, beautifully crafted pieces that are built to last.

Im:Mortal gets their first fashion spread in FOAM.
You can shop the collection here.