In the 90s, fashion is largely inspired by sadomasochism, of which Madonna is the first public ambassador. As the decade returns to the forefront of the fashion scene, it is therefore logical that BDSM aesthetics is also making a comeback.

A bit first degree at the time, these influences are now reinterpreted in a more subtle way. Masculine as well as feminine, the total look now leaves its place to the mix & match, with leather touches mixing with streetwear looks or dressed outfits. Far from recommending the use of the latex combi, we smoothly let our style be perverted by these 5 pieces…

Before the creators developed it further, the biker’s outfit served for a long time as the dominator’s paraphernalia. Leading the way is the leather jacket, a masculine piece par excellence. Ideal for playing it rough, simply combine it with jeans, a T-shirt and boots. On the woman’s side, we put it over a sexy dress, Barbie dungeon mode… (Tom Ford model. “I’m broke” version available here.)

Setting your heart on a harness means you can be sure to have a unique look. If you decide to go for it, be sure to wear it with sober clothes so you don’t fall into gay-pride style. They will then become the neutral canvas on which the sulphurous item can express itself. As far as volumes are concerned, choose them fairly close to the body, unless you want to resemble the Michelin Man at DSK’s 50th anniversary (Absidem model. “I’m broke” version available here.)

If the boot is a must in the bondage locker room, the high heel or patent leather versions may seem excessive, even vulgar in some cases. Thuger, one opts for a pair inspired by rangers, just to show who’s in charge. With metal inserts, it’s even better… (Alexander McQueen model. Men version available here“I’m broke” versions available here and here.)

The wristband suffers from an outdated image, if not downright outdated. Unlike the five-strap model that your Led Zeppelin fan uncle loves, it’s better to opt for the O option, which is attached to a thin leather strap so that it remains adaptable to any look. (Melissa Tofton model. Available in black and white versions.)

Make way for the ultimate accessory in the SM master’s panoply: the leather cap, here revisited by Melissa Tofton. Based on a visor supported by a set of straps, she signs a hybrid model, both street and avant-garde. By the way, a little tip for next winter: the hoods will be hugely popular… •


Zackary
Hugh Hefner's and Donatella Versace's love child, I am the visible half of the duo behind ZACKARIUM. In love with fashion since I was in short pants, my mission is to guide you smoothly through the jungle of brands and catwalks.