Fifty Shades of Grey may have bolstered hardware store sales of rope, but this shoot from Schön! Magazine‘s 19th issue hints at the 2002 film starring Maggie Gyllenhaal: both take the title Secretary.
Codie Young stars as the girl being dominated in photographer Billy Nava’s rope-filled fantasy. But unlike other shoots we’ve seen that dabble in the arts of Japanese Shibari (Lara Stone for Visionaire and Taryn Adreatta by Nicolas Guerin, to name a few) this one doesn’t incorporate nudity or gritty sexuality.
Instead the rope binding seems more a direct visual correlation to Sofia Achaval’s styling. The clothes are about restriction, refinement; shapes that are both tailored and structured and yet sexy. And if bondage can be a visual representation of a particular style of clothing, so can the inverse be true.
You can view more of Codie Young’s shoot for Schön! Magazine (schonmagazine.com) at the gallery.