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Reviving Constriction

Victorian-era corsets show a penchant for self-punishment

Implications - Despite living in an era with a wide array of personal freedoms, Victorian-era corsets have made a comeback. They're revered most among emo and punk subcultures, where this self-imposed constriction offers a more realistic alternative to the happy-go-lucky and materialistic mainstream world.
Trend Themes
1. Victorian Revival - Victorian-era corsets are making a comeback among emo and punk subcultures.
2. Dangerous Fashion - Fashion incorporating violent imagery or elements is on the rise.
3. Gender Fusion - Fashion is fusing traditionally separate styles between the sexes.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - Corsets continue to be a popular item in the fashion industry.
2. Luxury Goods - Corsets made from expensive materials are gaining popularity among luxury brands.
3. Costume Design - Corsets are being used in costume design for period pieces and fantasy films.
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Featured Examples

Nude Corsets
Nude Corsets
Luxirare Molds Un-Dyed Leather into a Scandalous Risky Fashion
One of our favorite fashion and cuisine blogs, Luxirare, came out with a realistic-looking un-dyed leather corset. The corset was molded from a severed mannequin and turned out to be stunningly lifelike.… MORE
Emo Corsets
Emo Corsets
aNGrYGiRL Gear's Line is Delightfully Dark
aNGrYGiRL Gear specializes in exclusive, custom handmade clothing “for the darker side of life.” With names like “Temptation” and “Dominance,” aNGrYGiRL Gear’s edgy line of gorgeous custom corsets are… MORE
Spiked Corsets
Spiked Corsets
Agent Provocateur's 'Soiree' Line is Dangerously Extreme
Agent Provocateur has showcased their new high-end lingerie line, “Soiree,” at an intimate runway show held at the Soho Grand Hotel in New York. Described as the “ultimate luxury fanatasy,” Agent Provocateur’s… MORE
Thigh Corsets
Thigh Corsets
TheSockGirl's Sock Garters Channel Victorian Corsetry
These sock garters by Etsy artisan 'TheSockGirl' remind me of thigh corsets. They feature the same lace-up back that a corset does, and they have the potential to be significantly more restrictive than… MORE
Classical Corsetography
Classical Corsetography
Amy Adams in Period Pieces for August 2009 Issue of Allure
For the August issue of Allure Magazine, actor Amy Adams got rid of her casual attire and opted for some Victorian-era glam. The Amy Adams shoot for Allure Magazine shows the star in corseted dresses… MORE
Curious Corset Projects
Curious Corset Projects
Ksenia Grinberg Explores the Constraints of Constriction
Ksenia Grinberg’s Corset Project is an avant-garde look at the culture of construction. Using architectural forms, Grinberg’s loosely reinterpreted the classic corset in a way that’s strange but… MORE
Cartoon Corsets
Cartoon Corsets
Vintage Doctors Show Super Mario Brothers' Style
Super Mario Bros. is a classic game and just about everyone has had an addiction to it (I know I did.) However, most fashions made with the Super Mario Bros. image are for men. The Vintage Doctors are… MORE
Bullet Proof Beauty
Bullet Proof Beauty
Tactical Corsets Make Wound-Proof Waist-Synching
Tactical Corsets have combined two things that usually don’t go together, bullet protection, and corsets. The Tactical Corset can be made with or without body armor, depending on whether or not you… MORE

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