Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The De-Sexualization of Fetish + Give me a Break

The de-sexualization of fetish. What a concept! Is it a good one, or a bad one? I quite like to sexualize things, however, one ought to be able to walk around in fashionable clothing and not feel like they are being regarded as an object of lust. Right? RIGHT? Especially when they choose to wear clothes that pay homage to full body rope bondage that doesn't even cover up nipples. Righhht?

Psshaww. I had to laugh, and did a little eye-rolling when I read about Phoenix Keating's DE-SEX campaign. He's recently said “I’m taking something that would otherwise seem overtly sexual and trying to transform it into something quite light and wearable" (Fashionising.com) which in theory sounds quite good. This brought to mind images of untouchable women wearing tight corsets with the classic pinstripe pant suit, and elegant evening wear coupled with some black latex ballroom gloves.

These lovely images were completely ruined when I found some pictures of models wearing this novel idea on the catwalk. I think Phoenix Keating failed miserably in his effort to turn fetish into something accessable and wearable. In fact, the clothes and styling on these models actually scared me a little! Some of the clothing really bares no resemblance at all to anything in the fetish world, but instead conjures up images of Amish women on horses. Wait...nevermind. I'm not going there. Besides that, most of the designs are still blatantly sexual and painfully far from "light and wearable." What do you think? Success or epic fail? Why am I thinking about Lady GaGa?











Phoenix Keating S/S '12 DE-SEX Campaign.

5 comments:

  1. Wow! Amazing designs that push the boundaries!
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  2. WOW the second last dress is just amazing, it's my favorite!

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  4. Hello there!

    My name is Cliff and I'm holding The Sartorialist book by Scott Schuman giveaway right now. I'm so happy that I'm here to officially invite you to join the giveaway, it's open internationally. I'm so excited that you have the chance to win. Thank you so much for your time! :) Click HERE for the giveaway!

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  5. great dresses<3 i love it
    btw maybe we can fllw each other?let me know
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