Everyone has noticed that I like unusual looks and extraordinary styles. At this editorial shooting I took it to the extreme – literally! Lace and leather, two materials that quickly evoke certain associations and form a strong contrast. A fashion editorial of a special kind.
Haute couture and fetish fashion
Lace is still an extremely rare material in men’s fashion. Only few designers dare to dress men in it. I have to say: It really feels good on my skin. With her label 3zehn, designer Kristin Kate Zimmermann has presented an extraordinary haute couture collection entitled “Black & White”, whose pieces mainly consist of lace for both women and men. In her designs, the permeability of the material and the contrasts that arise between the skin colour and the lace stimulated her. Elegance and luxurious materials are also the focus of her other collections. The young designer presents high-quality pret-a-porter fashion for women and exclusive fashion for men with unusual cuts and high-quality basic parts.
The accessories made of leather, chains, fur and feathers provide a strong contrast in the looks. Fetish elements have been in fashion for years. Even without sexual associations, playing with it in an outfit has its appeal. I discovered these exclusive fetish pieces from designer Renata Trencanska and her label Identity and borrowed them for this shooting. Harness, choker and fur shoulder are handmade and really high-quality pieces. I myself closed the feather sleeve, which I sewed especially for this shooting. Creativity all along the line for a truly extraordinary combination and a great editorial.
Photos by Simon Retzmann (Ragnarion Rabenjunge)