Fetish Style traces the history, forms and tendencies of sub-cultural fashions that are popular in both mainstream and alternative fashion cultures. Presenting the world of subcultural fetish clothing design in all of its richness and beauty, this book explores the idea of fetish as subversive and repressive as reflected in clothing choices in people of all ages and cultures. Linking the fetishistic aspects of contemporary culture with everyday clothing as dictated by fashion and merchandising, Fetish Style presents a fascinating study of historical as well as 21st century subcultures. Case studies include the Japanese-influenced 'tribes' of the various Lolita formations, the Shotaru (male Lolita), the club scene, the Goths, the hip-hop fashions and other locally-formed fetishized practices. Fetish Style will be key reading for anyone interested in fetish fashion both past and present.
Fetish Style traces the history, forms and tendencies of fetish fashions popular in both mainstream and subcultural fashion.
Lunning is Professor of Liberal Arts at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Introduction: The Couture of Desire Fetish Style History Fetish Identity Fetish Style: Fetish as Fashion Fetish Style: Fashion as Fetish The Future of Fetish Style Further Readings Index