Latex From ‘Across The Pond’: Brit Awards 2023

The just-passed Brit Awards revealed some stunning latex couture as well as eye-arresting alt. fashions. Yes, our Grammy’s had some interesting sartorial turns, but the stars (and some the same as seen at the Grammy’s) gave us all some wonderful moments in their frocker-y last Saturday night from across the pond.

Sam Smith, who just gave Grammy fans and fashionistas an eye-full in his blood-red outfit, turned heads at the 02 Arena, walking across the red carpet in a black latex inflatable jumpsuit. This bespoke shiny black outfit, made by British designer Harri, featured round shoulders pinned up high, inflated sleeves, and legs that left Smith encased in what seemed like balloons. The one-piece, running up high to the singer’s neck, also featured a zipper from his waist to his chest.

(Not that “it’s all about us,” but certainly Smith’s look reminded us of another inflatable latex moment that we were involved in. See here if you don’t recall…and even if you do).

Not that this outfit would be enough, during Smith’s performance with Kim Petras, the two strutted through a mock-up ‘body shop’ greasy/steamy garage to deliver their hit “Unholy.” Smith wore a black top hat very much like the red one he had on during the Grammy’s, as well as a tight sleeveless black leather shirt and pants. Petra, entering on a mechanic’s trolly, was in an open shirt, bra with pants, throwing her straight blond locks around. Earlier, on entering the awards, she had gone with an LBD (and a mini, at that) with a black headpiece.

The second latex wardrobe to garner attention (and deservedly so) was singer Ashnikko’s nude latex dress. As much revealing lots of the lady’s perfect body, the dress sported boil-like bubbles of various sizes, running across and down her upper and lower back. The 26-year-old singer told Dazed Magazine that she was as encased in Hydra’s odd prosthetic dress as “covered in lube.”

A hazard of latex wardrobe wearing of which we are all well aware, no?

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