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YVY – Wearable leather pieces of art

BRUT Collection © YVY

YVY has been supported by our latest Call for Projects.

Next Call for Projects opens on 13 December 2018

Blurring the traditional lines between accessories and clothing.

YVY’s range, varying from bracelet, headpieces, harnesses to full dresses shortly became Hollywood’s favorite and featured in the most prestigious international editorials.
The brand’s philosophy is opposed to mass production: selected materials, finest italian leather and handmade production, allowing YVY’s team to  fulfill customer’s specific wishes. Recently, the brand was selected by Swarowski for a collaboration and continues to explore traditional craftsmanship and innovation.


YVY is a line of versatile leather accessories founded in 2013 in Zurich by Yvonne Reichmuth. The collections are available through YVY’s own webshop as well as in selected boutiques. Yvonne Reichmuth won the 2017/2018 Swiss Textiles Prize for Young Fashion and Textile Entrepreneurs, delivered by Design Preis Schweiz.


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