Leather specialist Muubaa is fast becoming the leather label to watch in the UK. Although still a relatively young company, Muubaa's roots are embedded in the founder's 30 years experience of leather garment design and innovation. Each piece in the collection is crafted to the highest standards of skill and expertise.
Muubaa's philosophy is to offer a sophisticated but relaxed, classic but eclectic aesthetic, which appeals to the woman who is both self-confident and effortlessly stylish. She has a passion for fashion but is not a slave to trends; she chooses investment pieces that she can interpret in her own distinctive style and to suit her mood.
Each season, Muubaa strive to keep the label at the forefront of leather design, by upholding the two core beliefs which define Muubaa that œimperfect is perfect and œto experiment is the only way forward. Inherent in the very nature of leather, as a natural material, are small variations that make each garment unique. Muubaa capitalise on this uniqueness by putting the leather through different processes and treatments to enhance its texture and finish. Each design is also fitted individually in house, from sketch to prototype through to final production to ensure the perfect fit for that style.
Leather is the most important fabric of the season and Muubaa's SS13 collection celebrates all the possibilities of this most versatile of materials. Tough yet feminine; luxurious yet hard-wearing; comfortable yet alluring, this dichotomy is reflected in each of Muubaa's distinctive leather pieces.
Through clever design, Muubaa proves that leather is perfectly suited to summer and the new collection comprises gilets and jackets in styles from biker to blazer, in leather, sheepskin and suede, as well as skirts, dresses, trousers and shorts. New too are the leather and suede blouses, vests and T-shirts. The materials are treated with a variety of finishes to achieve distinctive effects, with dip-dyes, metallics, laser-cutting and quilting all featuring in the new collection. In keeping with the superior quality of all Muubaa pieces, the minutest attention is paid to the finish and detail of each garment. The collection incorporates innovative design touches like the use of dip-dye, ombre and metallic leathers and foiled suede; quilting is given a flirty feel through the use of flowing curves. For the first time, the new collection features detailing in sustainably sourced salmon leather.
For SS13 colour is paramount. Jackets come in a range of chalky near-nudes “ shell, sandstone, mink, sycamore “ the grown-up answer to girly pastels. Grey features in shades from pewter to the palest cloudy blue. Rich plum and bronze echo A/W, but alongside them are fresh, vivid shades of aqua and coral for summer.
Muubaa celebrates leather's tough, hard-wearing and edgy qualities, but at the same time making it intrinsically feminine with delicate details like ruffles, draping, laser-cutting, chiffon sleeves and mesh insets. Designed to flatter the female figure, the subtly flared peplum top and a dropped-waist 1920s-style dress play with the potential of leather to work in unexpected ways; daring pieces like fitted leather skirts, short shorts and skinny trousers also allow the wearer to flaunt her curves.
Muubaa's new collection is now available from Muubaa.com and leading department stores Liberty, Fenwick, Harvey Nichols and John Lewis Oxford Street.