I know it’s terrible to be doing the head to toe thingy with one label and whilst I am coveting EVERYTHING that Natalia Brilli is making at the moment (and possibly in the future…she might…sweet jesus…venture into SHOES…).  Whilst I’m wearing her leather bangles, leather beads, carrying a slouchy bag complete with the credit card imprinted wallets in the bag… I might as well go the whole hog and get the rock band as well…

Every season Brilli goes all out covering an object expertly with black leather, last season it was a black leather skateboard but this season she has outdone herself and possibly the extent of her patience, as she covered three skeletons, a drumkit, a guitar, an amp and a mic with black lambskin leather.  Natalia Brilli’s silent rock band took 500 hours of work just to do one skeleton and during Paris Fashion Week, it was playing a silent gig in the windows of Maria Luisa (where I should have snapped some pics at night…).  It now goes onto Miami for Art Basel in December and will then go onto New York, Dusseldorf, Copenhagen, Vienna, Montreal, Hong Kong, Sydney and Singpoare (details here).   

Every piece of the band is available for sale in their limited editions and if only I wasn’t cursed with the apartment the size of a cardboard box and a poorly bank account… oh what YouTube video fun I could have with a leather rock band, iTunes and too much time on my hands….




Comments (20)

  1. paige. says:

    immaculate. can’t wait for them to be in new york.

  2. Tommy says:

    I would die for one of those!!!! I don’t buy art but i would invest in one of those!!!!!!!!!!
    To dream….

  3. Wow…if that isn’t love for a project and concept, I don’t know what is. That’s amazing.
    And that wallet is brilliant!

  4. Sunset says:

    Love the rock band. Just makes me cringe at.. how much leather there is. >< Poor animals. Okay, sorry for the PETA-esque comment.

  5. MissAmyShops says:

    I just had to add an update on my all things fab & goth post – http://www.amycarriere.com/shops/2008/11/gothic-fashion-at-fit.html. These are the latest on my lust list…

  6. Aja says:

    Alright call me a prude but I think this is kind of gross. And pointless. And kind of cool. But definitely gross.

  7. Aja says:

    And funny. It’s definitely funny, when I look at the pictures again.

  8. joana says:

    absolutely amazing. i am mesmerised

  9. KD says:

    Haha, that’s very funny but also sort of Beetlejuice-esque which is possible what makes it so funny.

  10. jess says:

    That is too amazing! I really hope I’d be able to see the installation in one of those cities…

  11. Sister Wolf says:

    I would marry Natalia Brilli to get at her creations. I am just about to buy one of her leather bangle bracelets….unless I can put the credit card down and just walk away.

  12. leather bones would freak me out if I would have to go to the toilet at night and those are in my room staring at me

  13. songy says:

    oh big trouble….

  14. WendyB says:

    Fabulous work!

  15. WOW! That is just incredible. For some reason when I saw the first pic I pictured it being mini (like it could fit on a table) and I was super impressed at the intricacy of it. Then I read the post and realized it was full sized, and switched to being impressed at the scale and time consumption of it! Pretty amazing stuff, especially since she must be so busy already working on her collection…how did she find the time to do this!?!?! Again, wow!

  16. stumpy says:

    anyone got any idea where/when exactly this is comin to sydney, australia?

  17. id seen the pictures, but i didnt know they were black leather skeletons!! wow!

  18. Danielle says:

    A rather morbid question but are these actual human skeletons or just science models?
    One thing that has always made me curious is how and were artist get there skeletons from(or in the case of Damien hirst just skulls).
    I know you can donate your body to science but can you also donate your body to art or fashion?

  19. nike dunks says:

    funny, would anyone buy them?

  20. I agree, thanks for the great article!

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