Friday, April 24, 2009

For the Seductress in All of Us ...

"I've always thought of the t-shirt as the Alpha and Omega of the fashion alphabet." - Giorgio Armani (Italian fashion designer; b. July 11, 1934)

This spring, an unprecedented style is hitting the runway: bondage. No, not that kind of bondage. I'm talking criss-cross designs, cut outs, and form fitting pieces. (first image) Designers such as Narciso Rodriguez, Rodarte, and Thakoon are dominating the bondage scene, pictured below (second image, respectively).

Narciso Rodriguez's recent collection in particular has caught the eyes of many. Take for instance his Printed Charmeuse Bondage Dress. Priced at $1,950, this seductive black and red dress is sure to turn heads.

Narciso's Linen Jacket is another gorgeous piece. This black and white beauty goes for $1,595. I find this piece particularly stunning because it is one-of-a-kind; it's the only bondage-style jacket I've found.

Thakoon's Shibari Shift Dress ($1,495) showcases the bondage trend as a somewhat classic style, making it perfect for any occasion. Personally, I adore the high neckline.

As the style of bondage used in fashion is relatively new, there are few items as of currently. But this new trend is quickly becoming popular; I'll be sure to update you as it grows!


  1. hi sydnie!

    thanks for highlighting this trend-- i love love love it! just too bad most bandage dresses are soo expensive. but i'll see if i can DIY these beauties!

    much love


  2. Yes yes, you're right at the dot. Love your blog and can't wait to see your upcoming posts!

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  3. This style is very imaginative, and well prepared, I like wearing Takoon's.
    Thanks for the comment.
    We remain in contact.

    Many kisses

  4. i'm really such a fan of this trend!

  5. I just became a fan of the shoes, now I love the clothing too!

  6. The last dress is really nice!

  7. love the thakoon dress!

    xx, Geri

  8. Gorgeous pictures!
    Love those dresses, they look good on almost every type of woman.


  9. Hi!

    I love the way you report trends. Very concise and insightful with a lot of images to aid your description!

    Nice work!


  10. i HEART this trend too.
    Tastelful Sexy!

  11. wonderful blog

  12. I absolutely LOVE the bondage look. I have been thinking that i should do a DIY take on a dress or something. I really like the pieces that you chose. Such a good eye!


  13. OH that linen jacket is to die for! J'adore!

  14. Thanks for the comment. Your blog is sooo insightful. Definitely one Im going to be following for some inspiration. :)

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  16. I love this look!


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