16 August 2011

My Little Fashionable Fetish

Dominatrix boots, tightly laced corsets, flasher macs, leather, rubber, lace, bras, stockings, pants . . . and lots and lots of bare skin. This season's power-dressing comes in the form of sex, from handcuffed bags at Louis Vuitton (as above) to figure hugging dresses at Stella McCartney. Perhaps this high end S&M theme was injected by Rihanna earlier this year, but it has now been taken over by Kate Moss's closure of the Louis Vuitton catwalk show in a pair of skin tight hot pants and by Lady Gaga's appearance in the Mugler catwalk show this AW11. And here's what the designers have to say:

"Instead of thinking of it as a dirty thing, it's really a beautiful thing." - Marc Jacobs

"Fetish is about the fun of dressing up, about empowerment and showing women in control. It's not meant to be misogynistic" - Giles Deacon

"The shoe is the biggest evocation of sexuality; it's what drives the fetish look - the stilettos cause the bottom to kick out." - Christian Louboutin

Kate Moss at Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton Alexander McQueenGiles Lady Gaga at Mugler Versus Jason Wu Felder FelderEmanuel Ungaro
Dolce & Gabbana

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