Nina Peter Gloves

Accessories designer Nina Peter-Väth puts her hand up as stylish protector of chilly fingers everywhere.

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Glove designer Nina Peter-Väth gives the finger to dowdy accessories with her eponymous label, Nina Peter. Creating glamour from gloves, Nina Peter’s creations combine practical warmth with style for cooler months. Inheriting a legacy of glove-making, Peter-Väth decided to take gloves into new territory- somewhere fun, exciting and eternally sparkling. Not only do Peter-Väth’s creations experiment with fabrics and textures- from leather to aquatic animal skins to sequins to metal studs- they also take on a variety of silhouettes, abandoning traditional finger and arm lengths in a combination of fresh shapes and styles.

Dazed Digital: How did you get into designing gloves?
Nina Peter-Väth: My family has a 150 year history in glove making and a trip to Japan, Tokyo inspired me to create some thing more fun and glamorous in this field.

DD: Do you design any other products?
Nina Peter-Väth: Bags, Belts or any other leather accessories that are related to our feeling of gloves and the use of the fine quality of glove leather.

DD: How is designing gloves different from other design, and what practical factors do you have to keep in mind when designing?
Nina Peter-Väth: It is a great and specific way of designing, basically you are up dressing or undressing 10 fingers with design and functionality! The symbolism of the fingers also gives you a fantastic possibility to express yourself, and it is incredible how much you are able to do, production wise and technically- so its good fun!

DD: What materials do you use?
Nina Peter-Väth: Softest Glace Nappa and Exotic Materials such as python, fish, ostrich, eel, and many more.

DD: What inspires your designs?
Nina Peter-Väth: Rock n ´Roll Glam and lot of influences that interest me at the time, like last seasons African body paint and tattooing.

DD: Who is your ideal customer?
Nina Peter-Väth: Everybody!

DD: How do you keep your designs innovative and new?
Nina Peter-Väth: To live life fast and curious!

DD: What are your plans for the future?
Nina Peter-Väth: Opening a shop in London.

DD: Where can we purchase your designs?
Nina Peter-Väth: Harvey Nichols, Net-aporter.com, Opening Ceremony NYC, L.A and Tokyo, Colette, L'Eclarieur, Hendri Bendel, Kirna Zabete, Quartier 206 and online at ninapeter.com

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