As we at Boticca like to bring you information on unique designers and bespoke products before anyone else, we thought we would carry on this tradition and give you a sneak peak into one of Autumn/Winter’s hottest trends. Ready? Drum roll please …. It’s Fetish. Yes, that’s right, fetish. From necklaces and bracelets to skirts and dresses, come winter, the world will be awash with fetish inspired delights.
Of course fetish is nothing new, but the popularity of its latest re-vamp has skyrocketed since the endorsement of Lady Gaga, Rihanna and of course recent CFDA winner Marc Jacobs, whose entire runways were swathed in fashionista fetish get-up.
When it comes to 2011/2012 fetish, think more Park Avenue Princess than Soho Siren as leather, rubber and perspex become your new best friends. Of course one of the things that excites us so much about this trend is the unique, off-the-beaten-track and personal nature of it which of course is what Boticca is all about. A trend sure not to be championed by every Tom, Dick and Harry, this is one of the easiest ways this winter to mark your individuality and stand out for your unique and personal fashion interpretation.
Making their way to the top of our ‘must-have’ fetish list is Michelle Lowe-Holder and her large leather folded cuff. Hailing from the UK, Michelle’s pieces are truly one of a kind, using antique and vintage material that is mostly ethically or sustainably produced.
The thing that we love most about BRAI Jewellery’s designs is that the patterns are not just patterns, they are in fact braille. Stumbling one day across a braille covered medical packet, designer Claire Naa found herself intrigued with its beauty and graphic charm, making her Alphabet bracelet, made with leather and steel, just the fetish ticket.
Of all the designers on our site, Sari Glassman’s story has got to be one of the most original and indeed inspirational. Originally working for the Ministry of Education it wasn’t until Sari’s son was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy nine years ago that she decided to leave her job and concentrate on helping her son. Making jewelry as a hobby, she soon found herself inundated with orders and turned a habit into a full-blown business. Structural and eye-catching, her Cones & Gold lamp work ring hits the nail right on the fetish head.
If you have enjoyed dipping your toe into this exciting trend, don’t worry we have more fetish inspired delights here.