Sex is definitely back in at Paris Fashion Week! While earlier, Saint Laurent Paris debuted the condoms they are now selling, another designer is stepping into the fetish space.
Here at Out, we've recently have been writing a bit about chastity. In our Body issue we profiled CagedJock and gave readers a deep dive into the world of gay men who indulge in the kink. Just this week, we talked to SelfAuthoredSub about what its like to be caged 24/7. And now, chastity is on the runways -- well sort of. (We promise this was not planned.)
Designer Alan Crocetti, who appears in Out's Fashion issue as one of our emerging designers to watch, has incorporated chastity cages into his latest collection, which debuted at Paris Fashion Week. There's really no way else to say it. The London-based designer took the fetish device, encrusted it with diamonds, and called the encompassing collection 'Flowers from Exile.' Yep! How your pubes will fair with the settings, we aren't sure, but that's what's on offer.
(swipe to slide three to see the cage, closer look below.)
For those who can't pass up a treasure like this, but aren't so much into wearing the device -- if you do want to wear it, it does come with an actual lock -- some people have styled it as a charm of sorts, attaching it to their belts according to the brand's Instagram. This, of course, is quite a forward way of donning the garment as it is more public-facing than wearing it on your genitals, presumably under your clothes.. But listen, if you like it, I love it. And still, there is a third option.
In addition to the full sized cages, Croccetti has made smaller charms, perfectly for dangling from chains on your neck. They reach a half way point in how discrete they are in comparison to the other options: while people can see them while they are clothed, they are small and a fashion accessory. But they still are fine jewelry.
There's been no news on who is stocking these pieces, or how much they'll cost, but at least they are out there. In his show notes, Crocetti writes about their inclusion. The collection, he says "contemplates the multiple realities and layers of the human experience." Of those realties, he considers censorship, sin and morality.
"As I represented on the chastity devices and chastity necklace, morality reduces human desire to the dichotomy of sex as corruption," Crocetti writes. "As a designer, I personally felt push backs for expressing my take on sex and sensuality. Despite relying on romance, art, and poetry, my work has been constantly censored by social media platforms as if my photos could corrupt and desensitize individuals away from preconceived notions of sacred intimacy.
If you have a hankering for some high priced chastity gear, and you can't wait until this piece is available for purchase, there's always Steelwerks Extreme that provides custom pieces. On the higher end, their devices can range as much as $10,000, while many of their cages are between the $1,400 and $2,500 according to their website.
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