Rivetted Leather Design
Handmade Intimate dark art as fashion
The first ideation of Rivetted was in December 2013. It started as the need to create, and a search for the softest leathers and highest quality hardware. The initial inspirations were garter belts and holsters; and grew to create jackets, purses, and many other custom creations. Rivetted now offers it’s own unique brand of dark strappy intimate leather wear, honed with a vision to custom fit and celebrate the body.
Rivetted is handmade slow fashion. Each rivet is set with a mallet and anvil, each piece measured and cut by hand, and designed with the durability meant to withstand a lifetime of daily use and wear.
Sequoia is the sole creator and designer of Rivetted. She began working with leather in 2013, and crafting clothing out of many materials long before that. As her work sparked interest in her community, she continued to cultivate and hone her craft, and offer her skills to others.
She is inspired by the raw edges and textures of leather, and the beauty of antiqued brass against black in her work. She strives to take advantage of the parts of the leather that many consider blemishes; and by casting the imperfections as perfect, create wearable art. The raw cut edges of the hide, stretch marks, wounds, cuts, suede side, and scraps become celebrated and tell a new story of strength and growth. She sees the design that already exists within the material and envisions it as a part of something new. The human body shapes the patterns she creates to drape chains and spiked, riveted leather against skin.
She is also the owner, creator, and designer behind Rhythos Dress, launched in February 2019. Her line of fashion is a carefully curated look of dark and wild elegance.