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Beyond the Trend: Latex

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Latex clothing, though considered a fashion statement today, has a long history of censorship and was considered taboo until recent years despite its humble origins. In the late 19th century, the Scottish created the rubber fabric meant for the functional purpose of waterproof macintosh coats. In its early iterations, however, latex proved to be unfit for outerwear as the coats were sticky and often melted in the heat. By the 20th century, latex met its match in fetish fashion. It quickly became a go-to fabric for dominatrix staples like corsets, stiletto boots, and catsuits. The hyper-sexuality of rubber clothing then entered the sartorial space in the ’70s, with the emergence of the punk subculture that borrowed elements of fetish-wear. Nowadays, latex is more visible in fashion and pop culture than ever, with designers incorporating the fabric into collections and celebrities donning rubber garments on the red carpet. Click through to see how latex looks have evolved throughout history.

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