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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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.