We are very excited to present our latest designer to join the Zappos Emerging Designer Program: Jessica Galindo of Leather Couture.
The talented FIDM grad and Vegas native handcrafts each of her distinctive leather jewelry pieces with great care and freedom of expression. No two pieces are exactly alike--each is a true work of art as unique as the individual wearing it.
Beginnings and Inspiration:
Leather Couture by Jessica Galindo was launched in 2009 as the love child of her successful fine art career and education from FIDM in Los Angeles. As an artist, she has received accolades for her styling and design work. Jessica Galindo is excited to be taking her keen sense of craftsmanship and style from the wall of the gallery to the body.
Drawing inspiration from all the facets of modern life, Jessica has created a line of leather accessories that reflects the world around her. From tribal arts, to the walls of MoMa and the runways of Paris, the talented designer has found a unique language to inspire both your emotions and your wardrobe.
Each piece from Leather Couture is handmade and assembled by the artist in processes that can take anywhere from several hours to several days to produce. Jessica has spent years travelling, hand picking items she felt connected with her and matched her aesthetic. Every piece is created from various leathers from across the hide. Hand-painted, tooled and embellished, Jessica works with an infinite number of variations on leather, dye, finish and detail to create her one-of-a-kind pieces.