The fetish trend taking over the catwalks…
Catwoman, eat your heart out. This season fashion is at its uttermost sexiest. Steamy collections featuring latex, leather and bondage corsets have whipped the prim and pretty trend into shape. Gothic glam has taken on a rather sexy edge, with fetish-wear spicing up the lady-like collections of 2011.
2012 has gone back to black – this time with a nod to naughtiness, suggesting that punky fabrics such as pvc, latex and leather should be worn in abundance. This trend is decidedly dirty, but can be made wearable by layering textures items such as fur, velvet and satin.
The dominatrix has been taken to a whole other level, and those hoping to release their inner prowess could have a lot of fun scaring the men with this look.
The models at Giles autumn / winter collection wore cut-out dresses with oil-slick corset belts and Minnie Mouse hair bows, adding an eccentric feel to the catwalks.
Salvatore Ferragoma’s collection comprised sheer pussy-bow blouses worn with wraparound leather skirts, incorporating a bit of the lady-like trend for a feminine grasp of this look.
For a more subtle take on the trend, pair a leather dress like this one below with a sheer peek-a-boo shirt layered underneath, lace gloves and a pair of fishnet tights. Those looking to embrace the ‘underwear as outerwear’ look should team this basque with a leather skirt and some fur accessories – be suggestive with black lace stockings.
Alexander McQueen’s collection featured cropped leather trousers paired with kinky lace-up boots and structured tweed jackets for a slightly less risqué take on the trend. Pair some leather trousers with sexy shoes and a badass jacket for everyday wear.
Warning: Don’t mistake the trend as permission to bring out your secret bondage stash from home, this trend is yes, sexy but not, I repeat, NOT terrifying.