What happens when you develop a physical intolerance to your wardrobe? On bondage gear fate and hopeless metal sensitivities, a taste of my latest piece, “Allergic to Fashion,” on the Style Con:
“It appeared that my nickel allergy was (quite literally) itching to thwart my accessory style, namely my bondage gear, cc: harness collection, and hence, debilitating my layering game. But what does a fiend do in such an, okay, less literal bind when it seems you have actually become allergic to your chosen fashion direction?
The real question, the one I deigned to admit, was whether everyday wear of my harnesses was worth the trouble, because just as the finality of my allergy began to settle, a plethora of ringing celebrity harness endorsements shallowly, and perhaps momentarily, dispelled the quiet magic my small collection once held over my leather-loving soul- and as my wardrobe, and my lifestyle, were simplifying, due to greater happiness and investment in- quite frankly- the things that really mattered, they began to seem like maybe, perhaps, they were just too much for everyday wear.”
Read the article here.
Photos (L) by Serena Reynolds, (R) by Derrick Leung. (L) Wearing Zana Bayne choker, Comme des Garcons coat, Junya Watanabe dress. (R) Wearing Ann Demeulemeester jacket, Yohji Yamamoto shirt, Comme des Garcons pants, Zana Bayne harness, Miu Miu sunglasses, and Damir Doma bag.