(harnesses, bondage gear, latex/leather/rubber, corsets, “cruel shoes”) into avant-garde and fashion that is high. Though very very first touched in by fashion developers as an easy way of shocking the press and public, fetish paraphernalia has become prevalent and the main textile of fashion. By charting the sluggish trickle of fetishism through the shadows on the runways, you can easily start to see the increasing acceptance of sex (in also its many alleged “deviant” kinds) by the news.
The discourse that is cultural of and its own relationship to fashion is actually elucidated into the work of fashion historian Valerie Steele,
Whose publications Fashion & Eroticism and Fetish explore fashion as a system that is“symbolic to your phrase of sexuality—both sexual behavior (including erotic attraction) and gender identity. (more…)