It might be the aftermath of the BDSM trend in fashion, that we have been seeing a lot of latex and PVC as well as rubbery materials. I personally love the idea of making these materials wearable. But then, are they really wearable?
The most recent episode of the HBO show Girls showed the pretentious character Marni in a transparent rubber dress over a golden skirt and bustier. She tries to be someone she’s not and the dress just perfectly underlines this. It’s squeaky and it just looks awkward. Plus, wouldn’t you sweat in a rubber dress? And then it would get all sticky under there?
The little rubber dress didn’t work for Marni, but it sure did for Burberry Prorsum.
Designer Christopher Bailey really brought the kink to this show, which he balanced by having the models walk in kitten heels. The collection, called Trench Kisses, revisited the classic trench coat – although the sexy Latex and hardware elements added a more exhibitionist connotation, as if the purpose of the trench coat was to wear nothing underneath.
Images via Style.com