Dominatrix/Gothic/Fetish trend AW11

This year’s Autumn/ Winter catwalk was taken over by gothic-y bondage inspired collections: 

LOUIS VUITTON

French maids, men in uniform, women in uniform, S&M, blind folds, golden handcuffs and lots of stockings.

Love the peter pan collar, loose tailoring around the shoulders and arms but nipped in at the waist.  Strappy corset shoes are gorgey.

Have you ever seen handcuffs look this good? 

All those gorgeous textures! Fluffy/plastic/sexy stockings.  Liking the way that the shoes match the colour and texture of the front panel of the jacket.

Love the contrasting leather collar + the black lace panels against the sheer white.

Equestrian glam.  Aside from the fact that half of the models were wearing horse-riding style hats, the equestrian/fetish inspiration continued with a few of them carrying whips – cheeky! You can just see a bit of the whip the model above is carrying in her right hand.  I also think inspiration was derived from Nazi uniforms:

Similar hat as well as the billowing trouser shape.

Sexy Kate Moss makes her comeback – strutting down the catwalk for the first time in 3 years while smoking a fag – on World No Smoking Day.

ALEXANDER McQUEEN

With Sarah Burton designing Kate Middleton’s dress for the Royal Wedding earlier this year,  the Alexander McQueen A/W 11 collection was partly showcasing some of the most amazing, out-there bridal wear:

However; for the most part of the collection it was black, black and more black – leather straps and zips and studs and corsets and choker-collars.  It actually reminded me a lot of the movie Black Swan with the complete turn around from the previous design to this, v. interesting.

The corset platform shoes are v. similar to Louis Vuitton’s. So many complimenting textures and materials.   The leather/metal straps and choker remind me again of an S&M/equestrian theme:

similar, right?

Studs ‘n’ string

knicker-high leg corsets. kinky! I think the bra-like leather panels might actually be horse-blinkers:

 

I lovelovelove this outfit.  The short version of the corset bootie is super cute – I hope the highstreet brings out a version :D.  Love the knee-length pedal pushers and the curve accentuating shape of the dress.  That fur hood as well! Those gloves! Sigh..:)

GILES

 

Is anyone else reminded of a ‘sexy nun’ costume?

Peeka-boo stripes.

MULGER

With a smoking, latex-clad Lady Gaga storming down the catwalk in a modelling debut, this isn’t a collection anyone’s going to forget fast.

How she walks in those shoes, I have no idea.  Very cool though, I love the way her hair has been styled.

Latex + androgyny

I loved that the models were allowed to be playful in the show

Amazing sheer, printed bodysuit! Love the strap-on-fur-sleeves too.

How nuts is this model? Those are real tattoos people!

EMANUEL UNGARO

“there is that idea of the city of love [Paris], but really it is the city of lust. I wanted that kind of sexual provocativeness in the clothing. Mr Ungaro always said he dressed the mistresses, not the wives. I decided to do the same this season.” – Giles Deacon (designing for Ungaro).

Biker chic.  I love the pattern on this dress – I think it’s been done with leather cords; twisted and looped – beautiful.

Shiny and sheer. I love the buckled leather collars that feature in this collection.  Not too keen on the choice of shoe with this outfit though :/ coral satin seems a bit out of place.

Lace, leather and zips.  Really like the super high ponytails in this show too.

 

That’s it for today’s post darlin’s – hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it :D.  My high street finds on this trend will be coming up soon so keep an eye out – or subscribe to the blog so you get an email as soon as the next post comes out :)!

Nuala xo

 

 

 

 

 

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