Alligator Skin and Kangaroo Leather Bikini Swimsuit
The 2019 American Tanning Maker’s Competition Winner by Laura Boos, owner and creator of Hide & Heart
— Ethically and sustainably sourced American Alligator skin
— K-Whip vegetable-tanned Kangaroo Leather
— New Zealand deerskin lining
— Solid brass hardware
— Saddle-stitched by hand with waxed Japanese poly thread
For reference, the model is 5’ 9.5” and has the measurements, 32/23.5/34.5. While there are no elements in the construction that offer the traditional stretch of a bikini or swimsuit, the top and bottom is widely adjustable on multiple areas, excluding the cup size and the main panel of the bottoms. The sizing range is estimated to fit a size 2 to a size 6. Please note that again this is a structured piece, has hygenically been fitted to one model and is the only piece made.
Because this was created as a conceptual piece, it is not recommended to be worn in water and will require professional cleaning by someone experienced with exotic leather care.