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Kelly Brinn, whose skills in clothing-making (and latex) were honed in Los Angeles is now creating here in Chicago, gaining a little exposure in women's contemporary as she prepares to launch her own label this Fall.
Her aesthetic is edgy, while she mixes fabrics and employs a focus on tailoring. Because of her sensitivity to animal rights, she uses no real leather or fur in her garments, using synthetic replacements. Think vinyls and natural fabrics like hemp/silk blends. In preparation for the launch of her line we've got the capsule collection of jackets that she's calling 'Hellbent for Pleather' as well as selects from the Fall collection.
· Kelly Brinn [Official Site]