The runway shows at FAT, Toronto’s alternative fashion week.
My first encounter with House of Etiquette, a new Canadian latex design company founded in 2009, was at the third day of FAT and I was highly impressed! House of Etiquette designs are able to invoke both a classic fetish latex feel and a new, innovative high fashion feel at the same time. A bright red latex halter top bodysuit might seem tired and tacky, but here it is made classic, refined with black trim along the seams and a bold black strap waist cincher. Even the standard latex color palate is made more refined when the purple is metallic, the black is transparent, and the white has a floral print. This collection brings sophistication and fashion to latex but keeps it sexy, these pieces could pair nicely with non-latex garments for a night out but would also look authentic at a fetish event or party. I’m keeping a close eye on House of Etiquette!
designers Matthew Smart and Ashley Davies
photos : Steve Alkok
Check out House of Etiquette featured in the PinUp in the June/July 2011 Issue!