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Sensual Fashion From Cross-Dressing to Leather-Clad Enesembles

 - Aug 2, 2011
These examples of bound and restricted shoots highlight the powerful relationship between fashion and fantasy, as each push boundaries and blur the line between conventional and avant garde. Whether through leather, strapping, ropes or cuffs, restraining accessories are a common thread in many high fashion shoots that adopt a darker, edgier approach. Characterized by dainty and intriguing lighting and sensual poses, these shoots offer an inside look into the secret lives of high fashion models and celebrities and the deepest, darkest fantasies of the photographers who lens them.

Bondage fetishes may have once been considered deviant and taboo, but the themes and fashions associated with these sexual practices are making their way onto the runways and pages of major fashion publications.

Implications - In the wake of the sexual revolution and the simultaneous rise of the Internet, sexually charged imagery that was once exclusively available in adult magazines and films is more readily available for public consumption.