Stylespiration: soft fetish

Like the leather harness that sits as an element of it, the fetish trend that was so big in 2009 has softened. So has its influence upon fashion, generally speaking; but there remain editorials and collections that take those fetish and bondage elements and present them in a new light. Provocateur starring Nimue Smit is a prime example. Shapes are less pointed, more rounded – from sleeves to peter pan collars. Waists are vintage-high. Makeup has a ’60s pop-art meets Clockwork Orange feel. It may have the black and white palette, the lingerie, and the Night Porter-esque headwear, but there’s always an underlying sense of sweetness to the soft fetishism.

nimue smit soft fetish

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Nimue Smit: Glamour Netherlands, September '11
Nimue Smit: Glamour Netherlands, September '11
Nimue Smit: Glamour Netherlands, September '11
Nimue Smit: Glamour Netherlands, September '11
Nimue Smit: Glamour Netherlands, September '11
Nimue Smit: Glamour Netherlands, September '11
Nimue Smit: Glamour Netherlands, September '11
Nimue Smit: Glamour Netherlands, September '11
Nimue Smit: Glamour Netherlands, September '11

Photographed by Marc de Groot for Glamour Netherlands, you can click on the thumbnails above to see more.

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