The Story | Yarness
- A big part of gay culture in San Francisco (where I live) is leather and fetish street fairs such as Folsom and Dore Alley. The fun and sexy nature of these street fairs are awesome and the leather harnesses are rad. I noticed a good chunk of people enjoy dressing up in harnesses and fetish gear without actually intending to use the garments for sexual purposes. I saw fashion accessories and our mind started buzzing, I also crochet.In 2009 I crocheted a soft pink harness and wore it to Folsom. The harness got an immediate, strong and positive reaction, people took pictures, and I was hooked (crochet pun intended). Each year after, I produced another crocheted harness. I experimented with different styles and colors (including a jock strap). I amassed a good number of these harnesses, and I realized that I was designing a fashion line.