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David Bowie and Playboy: Icons

The main subjects of two publications that are in the news this week have seen a decidedly long association with alternative fashions, be it leather, lace or latex couture. With both— David Bowie and Playboy—having affected culture in acutely profound ways. Infamous rock photographer Mick Rock was the picture-taker of record during David Bowie’s “Ziggy …

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fashion fightS coronavirus

Might a latex accessory help keep one protected from the coronavirus? So far, we have all seen as much disinformation as real science fact thrown far and wide about COVID-19. With panic in the current pandemic fed and fueled in the lightning-fast dissemination of information we have at our fingertips it’s not so easy keeping …

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Having a great (and oh so colorful) time @ The Texas Latex Party

There really is nothing quite like a latex party. Fascinating fashionistas, (yes, some kinksters); a bunch of adults looking to be seen and make-a-scene with so many alternative wardrobe-lovers; a good time to show off homemade creations, bespoke items and all manner of chic chic. We love these get-togethers and try to get together to …

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Inflatable Latex Trousers from Harikrishnan @ The MA20 Catwalk Show Make AN IMPression

Even if you only stop by our website from time to time, I’m sure you are familiar with our dedication to latex trouser design (as well as so many other latex wardrobe pieces). Designer Harikrishnan seems to have a penchant for trousers made of our most favorite material, but for the London College Of Fashion’s …

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The Week That Wasn’t: Kelly Clarkson, and Natalia Taylor Weigh-In With Their Own ‘Fake News’?

Social media, trending, viral content as much affect politics and culture, as it does our little pocket of the world with latex couture. This week a few trending stories came across our notice of things not precisely being what they seemed to be. First, we came across the news that Kelly Clarkson attended the 2020 …

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Valentine’s Day 2020

Here we go ‘round once more with roses, candy, and red latex lingerie. Valentine’s Day 2020 is upon us, and once again, we want to send out all the very best (and some naughty) wishes that everyone gets to enjoy the holiday the way they most wish to. And with the person, they most wish …

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DawNAmatrix Latex in Vanity Fair’s 2020 Hollywood Issue

We are thrilled to report that a Dawnamatrix latex accessory is featured in this year’s Vanity Fair’s 2020 Hollywood Issue. With Hollywood notables like Jennifer Lopez, Antonio Banderas, Eddie Murphy, as well as newcomers, photographer Ethan James Green, set designer Julia Wagner and stylist Samira Nasr created another one-of-a-kind work-of-art issue. Shot last fall at …

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Aniston Freed!

In recent months it hasn’t as much been a piece of latex wardrobe or any alternative fashion accessory that has gained trending traction across the web. As to be expected, given the end-of-year-into-the-new Hollywood award season shows, pretty much haute couture is getting the most attention. Shows like The Golden Globes, and the upcoming Oscars …

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Momoa’s ‘Guns,’ 3D stripes and ample décolletage: Fashion At The 77th Golden Globes

Although we didn’t exactly expect any latex couture across the red carpet of the 77th Golden Globes, some fashion choices are worth noting. And seeing as this was the first true Hollywood see-and-be-scene of the New Year, maybe some of the fashions revealed will point a way ahead…at least for the next few months. We …

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“Working with Latex” from Catasta Charisma

U.K. latex artist/designer and certainly a world-class educator, Catasta Charisma has released a new manual for our most favorite material, Working with Latex.  If you are familiar with Charisma’s other guides, The Compendium of Rubber Garment Making, and his manual for the ultimate latex accessory The Hood, you know this is one fashion artisan who knows well of what …

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Part 3: 2019 (and the past decade) Fashion Statements (and Questions?)

In our continuing coverage of past couture moments from 2019 and this decade, be they latex couture or not, here are some “fashion statements” and ‘questions’ both. Although we have been known to sell latex thongs, does anyone recall Boohoo.com introducing their “Basic V Neck Ruched Front Thong Bodysuit” this past year? The ‘front thong’ …

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2019 Fashions, Part 2: The Couture Relevancy Of Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’

Keeping with the theme of important fashion moments and trends of 2019—although this one is not about latex couture—a late-in-the-year entry is making current news. Greta Gerwig’s soon-to-be-released Little Women is being cited as much for its excellent movie story-telling as its relevant fashion. The film’s costume designer, Jacqueline Durran, has employed what is called “prairie trend” style (also …

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John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John: Grease Couture Redux

Although neither was wearing any latex couture, still, we can’t ignore that the costumes John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John wore at the finale of Grease iconic. In their matching leather jackets and John’s stunning (and tight) black silk leggings, when “Sandy” surprises “Danny” at the school fair at the end of the movie, she hits back at …

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Fetish Map, LondoN

We hear words like ‘fetish,’ ‘alternative,’ ‘sexy’ and ‘underground’ bandied about so often making and selling the latex wardrobe we do. Happy to be included in any person’s day-to-day haute couture, their event wear, or even some midnight bedroom rendezvous, all we care about is that people enjoy what they wear, be it latex, cotton …

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Dawnamatrix In The Philadelphia Museum of Art book “Off the Wall: American Art to Wear.”

This article elaborates on WOW’s (The World Of Wearable Art) global importance in an academic context…and quite the global importance the competition holds. Our “Foreign Bodies” outfit, which was awarded the Overall International Design Award, International Award: Americas Winner at the WOW competition in 2018, makes an appearance in the book.  Designing bespoke latex, flattered …

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