FETISH FASHION GOES MAINSTREAM
Luxury fetish wear is a key influence both on and off the catwalks, as the Fifty Shades of Grey effect sees cult labels develop huge followings to bring bondage fetish fashion to the mainstream.
Zana Bayne creates handcrafted leather harnesses and has become a favorite with many celebrity fans, including Madonna, Lady Gaga and Chloe Sevigny. The bondage connotations are obvious, but the pieces also showcase an impressive intricacy in leather craft.
Atsuko Kudo designs and manufactures a full range of womenswear exclusively in latex, using it for dresses, jumpsuits, tops, skirts, lingerie and accessories.
As fetish brands gain larger followings they are able to sit between bondage and high- fetish fashion. Luxury label Fleet Ilya illustrates that the key is keeping a focus on quality and sophistication.