UNCUFFED launched in Toronto in 2016 and was an instant hit with media and consumers. The luxe, edgy, raw and romantic accessories collection was picked up by twenty retailers throughout North America and has been featured in top-tier media such as Elle Canada, Flare, and Italian Vogue.
A celebrated stylist, Barsky often found herself rummaging throughout town in need of quintessential, must have editorial accessories like fingerless gloves, harnesses, crowns, leather wraps and more, with no luck. Finally, she decided to drop the garment bags and focus on a brand that would celebrate and explore power, dominance, submission, and sweetness.
“I am obsessed with leather, I always have been. It is so sexy and inviting, yet it also creates a dominant distance which I enjoy. There is a universal timelessness, an austere elegance and an overall badassness that surpasses any other textile on the planet. We use the highest-grade vegetable tanned leather from Belgium and the softest lambskin from the UK and Italy with exclusively solid brass hardware. No exceptions” says, Barsky.
The UNCUFFED signature Laser-cut leather scarves are made with precise and crisp lines which create a street driven lattice effect. Chokers and body harnesses draw their inspiration from Equestrian estates and dark moody sex clubs in Berlin and New York replete with cast brass hardware, while sweet leather floral crowns are made by hand with numerologically inspired petals.