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Coutorture

Consumers endure intense physical discomfort in the name of looking good

Implications - Fashion sometimes requires discomfort, but designers are taking “coutorture” even further by creating items that, though very avant-garde, can be physically agonizing. Much like the acceptance of corsets and other painful fashions of the old world, today’s wrathful designs are being snatched up by couture-obsessed consumers, thereby encouraging the existence of a market group of fashion-loving martyrs.
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Reptilian Metal Gowns
Reptilian Metal Gowns
Shiny Scales and Chainmaille Mesh in Dress by Fannie Schiavoni
Known for fabulous chainmaille body adornments, designer Fannie Schiavoni has now created this sexy scaly armour-like gown. A combination of draping interlocking chains and overlapping reptilian scales,… MORE
Binding Leather Bags
Binding Leather Bags
The 'Dancing Bags' Collection by Amalia Battaor is Ready for the Club
Amalia Mattaor took an interesting approach in designing this intriguing collection of shoulder bags. Titled 'Dancing Bags,' these purses cling to their wearer, becoming a central and exciting part of… MORE
Avant-Garde Facial Accessories
Avant-Garde Facial Accessories
The Interestingly Odd Jewelry Designs of Imme van der Haak
The jewelry designs of Imme van der Haak give new meaning to the term "extreme facial piercings." Although this German designer's pieces do not require you to punch a hole in your face, they require just… MORE
Ballet-Inspired Stilettos
Ballet-Inspired Stilettos
These Pleaser Women's Ballet Ankle Boots Will Make Any Girl Twirl
These Pleaser Women's Ballet Ankle Boots are an interesting hybrid of two seemingly unrelated items. This ballet-style shoe features a fierce stiletto heel that will definitely turn heads. Available… MORE
Molded Leather Lingerie
Molded Leather Lingerie
The ERRO Spring 2011 Collection is Medieval Gone Modern
If you're looking to channel your inner dominatrix, I'm more than sure that the ERRO Spring 2011 collection will set you on your path. Filled with molded leather underwear and bras, it is unlike any other… MORE
Constrained Couture Apparel
Constrained Couture Apparel
'The Cyclops Apprentice' is a Strange SS11 Collection
'The Cyclops Apprentice' is yet another awesome fashion oddity by Gabriella Marina Gonzalez. This collection is the designer's official SS11 installment, featuring freaky sci-fi fashion that falls right… MORE

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