Our lovely lady friends over at OfaKind have really outdone themselves: their latest collaboration (with designer Gigi Burris) has resulted in a pretty stunning statement piece: a leather handband that looks like… a crown of thorns. The description is as follows:

“Seamless grosgrain sourced in Paris, leather fashioned to look like barbed wire, black feathers that are both delicate and menacing.”

As much as I like to bitch about fashion appropriating religious imagery for supposed shock value, this seems actually inventive, fresh and (yeah) provocative. In addition to being downright subtle compared to, I don’t know, wearing a latex nun’s habit and swallowing a rosary, it’s an impressively original take on the classic tough/pretty balance.

Then again, I’m not really the kind to be offended by this. Are you? (If you’re not, snatch one up before they go!)

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Let’s look at it some more:

(via OfaKind)