Toronto ON, April 25 – We’ve been fans of House of Etiquette since we first laid eyes on them about four years ago. Designers Ashley Davies and Mina Smart have excelled at filling the gap between fashion and fetish with their latex collections. This year at Toronto’s FAT Art & Fashion Week they expanded on the staples and showcased new showstoppers.
House of Ettiquette opened with a black and red three piece ensemble that would be equally comfortable at a fetish party as in the pages of any high fashion magazine. The harness piece is a fun fashion accessory I can’t get enough of and when paired with the gloves I really can’t tell where this look wouldn’t fit in. The next look is a pink and black teddy style lingerie number complete with garters.
The third look out is a trench coat. The trench coat is one of my favorite looks added this year. It’s definitely more of a statement fashion piece: totally usable as a raincoat and yet still very much entrenched in the fetish world. It’s a perfect balance of fetish, fashion, style, and when worn as it was in the show: sex.
Red, blacks, and nudes were prominent throughout the collection. There were a few more statement pieces; another coat in metallic pink, and a two piece bra and high-waisted skirt in light pink. The very last look was a contender for my favorite: featuring a heavy rubber overbust corset in black, matching panties, thigh high garters, and red and black latex stockings, it was something I would love to wear personally or see in the pages of Auxiliary.
House of Etiquette is fast becoming one of the top latex designers globally, and now really all that’s left to do is figure out which new piece to add to your own collection.
photos : Ian Compton
– Tasha Farrington