Heavy Duty Hardware

Style’s love affair with zippers might be traced back to a number of points, and in fact even the inventor of the now-ubiquitous piece is questionable (there are eight patents on zipper-like contraptions from 1891 to 1936). However, the impact on fashion is not up for debate. Far from simply using them as functional closures, the metal fastener is used to embellish everything from leather jackets to streamlined skirts – always adding a hit of edge, even to the most ladylike of attire.