White leather has always been a very popular request, especially for editorial purposes- however, no white leather ever goes out of here unless it is purchased... I never stocked it in my shop for the same reason, it simply does not get taken care of properly by people unless they have some skin in the game!
Recently I've had more & more customers asking about it & ordering it. One white project I am working right now on is for an HBO Special right now - when it is closer to air time I will update. When I work in white the whole studio is given over to it and I dress in white! (No kidding, my husband did not recognize me the other day when we met downtown for dinner since I was not in my usual head to toe black!)
I've done white leather stagewear:
here's a white leather wedding dress:
White leather baby bibs (they wipe clean in most cases)
& God know what else...
Good white leather when it is tanned must be finished in a dust free environment, it is harder and harder to find white leather that is finished properly - many times you will see, on smooth white leather, little tiny spots in the finish because of dust...it's not in the lot I just got! It's been ages since I have not had to painstakingly check every skin for these. Makes me happy.
On the subject of white leather, I just got photos from a client, (one of my few ladies) of an outfit I made her last year. She's got star style and confidence and effortlessly carries off looks much stronger than most people here in NYC would ever attempt! (...my pet peeve about NYC- sometimes it feels like everybody wants to fit in - often to the point of blandness... it gets boring.) Randa's use of accessories is flawless to boot! I think these photos only give a hint of that. This is one amazingly turned out woman, & on an everyday basis!
Here is the front view: