online: fetishism in fashion

© frame - the cover of fetishism in fashion

frame publishers release fetishism in fashion, a book by authorative trend forecaster lidewij edelkoort. the 248-page publication explores what's often regarded as the dark side of the human mind: fetishism. in this case the matter is dissected from a creative point of view and to reveal an instinctive future for style and culture. it seems that the time is right for bolder, crazier and more outlandish fashions than ever before. fetishism in fashion aims to be a key reference at a time of experimentation and intense creativity. the book investigates the evolution of taste from birth to adulthood, the elevation of shoes through ever-higher heels, the psychology of branding, the effects of infantilism, the power of the colour black, the fetishising of objects, and the interaction with skin and the body. it contains visually-rich and sometimes provocative photography, in addition to essays by established authors that discuss art, clothing, design, textiles, food and beauty. more than 50 fetishes are illustrated through inspiring visuals from the likes of leigh bowery, formafantasma, alexander mcqueen and other directional creatives. mind you, the release of the book coincides with this year's edition of fashion biennale arnhem. fancy a copy? then [click] here to order yours.

© frame - spreads from the book