GET READY TO LET YOUR INNER FASHION WARRIOR RUN WILD. AS IF BY UNANIMOUS DECISION, FOR THE UPCOMING SPRING SEASON DESIGNERS FROM ACROSS THE BOARD HAVE RESURRECTED THE FEMALE GLADIATOR. INTEGRATING AN ARRAY OF BREAST SHIELDS IN THE SHAPE OF LEATHER HARNESSES, THIS LOOK FOR NEXT SEASON IS FEISTY, ALLURING AND POWERFUL ALL AT THE SAME TIME.
Imagine whipping up a powerful cloud of dust as you step out for action in one of Fendi’s amazing leather breast shields that graced its catwalks during fashion month. Taking the shape of coarsely stitched snake leather shields or colourful floral appliques on smooth black leather worn over ballooning blouses or low cut dresses, the look is awe inspiring.
Valentino gives the style a bit of an African come Amazonian vibe. Pairing leather netting with printed leather halters, there is something very self-confident and yet slightly entrapped about this version that gives it a special charge. Like a genie in a bottle that has endless powers and is yet confined to the ban of its beholder, the harnesses Valentino presents are simultaneously fierce and fragile. Even in Victoria Beckham’s minimalist and abstract collection for next spring, the leather harness features prominently. Loosely fitted over baggy white tops, the ochre and red harnesses add definition to an otherwise plain look. Barbara Bui on the other hand features leather crop tops suitable for any sexy Trojan female fighter, while Ann Demeulemeester gives the whole look a kinky S&M edge. Whether you are more classic or straight out daring, this little accessory seems fit for any wardrobe and is sure to add quite a bit of definition and character to your spring summer look.