For three years in a row, we have been honored to have won awards at WOW and two of those three years, the first and this last one, Ben and I traveled to New Zealand. As we have always found both times visiting, New Zealand is just so wonderful and the capital city, where WOW is held, Wellington, so welcoming to WOW.
The action here kicks off with Quinn cutting her cotton-candy colored hair over her break up with the Joker. Seeking other ‘unfulfilled’ women, Harley Quinn amasses a gang around her; Jurnee Smollett-Bell as “Black Canary,” Rosie Perez playing “Renee Montoya,” Mary Elizabeth Winstead as “Huntress,” (‘accessorizing’ with her crossbow) and Ella Jay Basco as “Cassandra Cain.”
For the 3rd year-in-a-row, a Dawnamatrix latex design has won at The World of Wearable Art. The award show/startling global fashion event was held last night in New Zealand, and we are honored and humbled to receive the Overall International Design Award, International Design Award: Americas and Avant-garde Section Third. All for our Gemini: The Twins.
Time to time here on our latex couture blog/culture alt. fashion blog, we like to check in with what celebrities and well-known persons are doing. Surely, the just-passed Fashion Weeks, the Emmy Awards, regular reality-star Instagram posts give us plenty of wardrobe fodder to comment on or expose, and this past week was no exception. Even Margaret Atwood weighed in.
Although we all certainly love or latex couture, one might not miss seeing our most favorite material in all that Rihanna gives us with her new Savage x Fenty collection. At the recent New York Fashion Week, Rihanna presented a dance-led show for her fashion line at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn.
Taylor Swift came in a colorful and diamond jeweled Versace blazer and black Christian knee-high boots, Halsey managed to sneak in a black waist cincher in the middle of her open dress. And as we have come to expect, Queen Latifah showed-off her usual wardrobe class in a sedate yet sexy Sergio Hudson orange suit.
This time, the lady wrestlers, and their producers are part of what soon becomes a successful Las Vegas residency at the fictional “Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino.” This allowed the show’s costume designer, Beth Morgan to expand her usual glitz and wild flare with not just the influence of mid-80’s fashions but the legendary sartorial look of Las Vegas
Taking place in Germany after World War I to just before the next war, as most of us have seen in the Broadway play and movie versions of Cabaret (a story set in the fictitious “Kit Kat Klub” nightclub in Berlin) plenty of sexy tropes and provocative images and a certain sexual freedom was felt at the time pre-Hitler. The Erotic Heritage Museum is celebrating the Weimar Era’s freedoms, costuming, and people, in their new Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin Exhibit.
As the final judging night nears, WOW is making us feel better and better about once again getting our latex designs into their competition…and being picked for the finals. Sure, we go on a bit about the New Zealand-based World of WearableArt Competition and show, but there really is nothing like it anywhere, and we are so proud to be part of WOW once again.
Halima Aden has been involved in a lot of firsts. In 2016 the Somali-American model was the first woman to compete in the Miss Minnesota competition wearing both a hijab and a burkini, and she was also the first person to wear a hijab on the cover of Allure magazine. In Sports Illustrated she wears two custom burkinis.
This last idea, how alternative fashion can impact the global sphere, is very much at the heart of the World of WearableArt competition we have been involved with and have won at in the past two years. This year marks our third entry into the competition, and just this week we learned that we passed the pre-selection round and our entry, in the avant-garde category, is on its way to New Zealand for the next round of judging
As we well know, one person’s risqué is another person’s every day latex couture. Calling one thing ‘sexy’ or even ‘alternative’ is undoubtedly an eye-of-the-beholder distinction, but one might say that the brand new Jennifer Lopez video for her song “Medicine,” is rather damn hot…and reveals an amazing array of wild costumes.
Latex, leather and just about everything else you can think of has been seen, in some form, as part of the costumes worn during the full run of the Star Wars franchise. As fans await the last in the nine-movie arc, STAR WARS EPISODE IX, merchandise, poster art and character break-downs were leaked this week.
Warner Brothers Studios has ‘upped the ante’ on their game recently in what they are showing to the public of their costume collection, allowing the public into view both an Aquaman/Wonder Woman DC collection as well as displaying wardrobe pieces from Crazy Rich Asians and the Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born.