The designer Melissa Tofton cut her teeth at Middlesex University, Savile Row's Henry Rose and at a specialist leather bondage store in Berlin. Influenced by these experiences, her clothing fuses bondage with tailoring and craftsanship.
For her S/S 16 collection, Tofton has teamed up with photographer Katja Mayer, set designer Miguel Bento and Feast Films, creating a fashion film titled 'Leather.' Featuring Stoya, the adult film actress, 'Leather' is intensely sensual and passionate, with entwining bodies battling with the juxtaposition between restriction and movement.
With a sci-fi soundtrack by Yasmina Dexter, the film captures the tactile conversation between textures and bodies, clad in Tofton's pices for the spring/summer season which utilises pony skin, hand-rippled chiffon silks, horse hair and cashmere wools.