Virtual Design Festival

Kollar necklace by Wilfried Mayer

Kollar necklace by Wilfried Mayer

Kollar is a leather choker by Wilfried Mayer, which is designed to look like a high mandarin shirt collar complete with a mother-of-pearl button on the front.

It is made from grey, black or tanned calf leather and meant to supplement the Austrian designer's line of shirts, with their matching buttons perfectly lined up in the centre.

Mayer is perhaps most well-known for his shirts, which marry traditional Viennese linen craft and tailoring with a contemporary, minimalist finish.

To adapt the pieces for modern life, they are rendered in boil-proof soft cotton – a fabric that, unlike linen, does not carry an extensive list of care requirements.

Mayer is one of 15 designers being spotlighted at the Virtual Design Festival by – a platform championing designers who are born or based in Austria.

Photography is by Stefan Zeisler

Design: Kollar
Brand: Wilfried Mayer
Contact address: [email protected]
Instagram: @wilfried_mayer

VDF x is a non-profit organisation that promotes contemporary Austrian fashion design. Virtual Design Festival has teamed up with the organisation to present accessories and fashion designs by 15 designers who were born or are based in Austria and produce their products both sustainably and locally. Explore the other designs here.

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Kollar necklace by Wilfried Mayer