September 13, 2012

[Fifty Shades of (High) Fashion]

Cant help but pick up intimation of Fifty Shades (of Grey) while taking pleasure in seeing Jason Wu and BCBG Max Azria Spring/Summer 2013 Collections, which emit subversive and kink vibes.

The perverse vibes are wrapped up in the juxtaposition of provocative lace or sheer with ferocious leather that Wu and Azria structure in a such geometrical cut so that beautiful silhouettes can take form.  The idea of not-revealing the revealing in these two collections makes them enticing to see and also titillating in some way.

And not to mention the use of alluring body harness that is a key tell-tale to a kinky fashion.
The vibes, yet, got muted in both collections, with the inclusion of delicate shades such as white, nude, and coral in the color palette.

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Jason Wu has Lilian Bassman-inspired smokey floral prints incorporated into the kinky leather cutouts and body harnesses.  Studded belt and crystal-studded shoes also make an appearance to complete the darker version of Wu's signature ladylike luxe.
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Jason Wu SS 2013 Finale:
"Kink meets Ethereal/Glamour"

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 Max Azria conveys his female fatale concept by balancing out the printed flowy lightweight fabrics with some sturdy accessories.  Azria plays with body harnesses, which get the center-piece role, in variation of materials and shapes,to accentuate most of the looks throughout the collection. The regular pumps also got some make-over from Azria, who adds broad ankle cuffs in perforated fabric to reflect strong and futuristic feature.

Both Wu and Azria claims to have their inspirations spring from the maestro of fashion meets erotica black&white photography, Helmut Newton.

Or...does it ever occur to you that maybe it's just one of the marketing strategy to capture "more crowd" by basing their design on something most women nowadays has a very soft spot for?
Honestly, I found myself having this immediate fondness towards both of Wu and Azria collections in the first place despite of the details or the immaculate tailoring, prolly cos I can relate easily to their designs. (Plead guilty! totally a Fifty Shades fan, I am #raisehand)
Well, that's interesting. What say you? ♥

Well, anyhow, whether you read Fifty Shades Trilogy or just following its brouhaha, for the love of  Christian are some "shades" to channel your inner kink *tee-hee*


  1. Love this post - can't beat high fashion with a flavour of fetish thrown in!!

  2. this is a greatttt post!
    i'm your new follower :D