A Guide to the Sexual Fetishes That Inspired Christopher Kane A/W19
FEBRUARY 19, 2019
Hannah Tindle, AnOther Mag
“We always do sexy in a different way from other people,” Christopher Kane said backstage after his A/W19 show yesterday. This is something the designer has been proving with relish over the past three seasons, which have seen Kane reference the titillating work of photorealist artist John Kacere for S/S18, the 1970s illustrated manual by Alex Comfort The Joy of Sex for A/W18, and emblazon clothes with slogans such as ‘Sexual Cannibalism’ for S/S19.
His latest and perhaps most brilliant examination of the bizarre nuances of human behaviour took a stranger turn down the road of kink, exploring the sexual fetishists known as ‘looners’, ‘rubberists’ and ‘sploshers’ – people who are turned on by balloons, rubber, and the smearing of food and drink, respectively. These words were printed on dresses and tops, with rubber used to form shoes and coats, and clear, lozenge-shaped plastic bags – trimmed with Kane’s now signature diamanté – full of suspicious-looking coloured liquid. Curious? So were we. So, we decided to investigate...