Sunday, October 24, 2010
BURNING RUBBER ON THE CATWALK. . .
Two tone leather motorcycle suits! White Leather tuxes! Pink rubber bat-wing capes (note the hands)! Astronaut fetish gear!!! Lavender latex cowboy suits! AtomAge defies fashion forward, shit is fashion futuristic.
Only the gushing lyricism of a fan letter can sum it up better, from "Glory of Mackintosh and Leather":
. . . Slip into a mackintosh and sense the folds enclosing you with their rustling and marvellously redolent protection. Breathe in the heady scent of rubber as you button up the mackintosh and belt it tightly - all mackintoshes need tight belting - and fold the high collar about your throat and chin. And a rubber sou'wester, too, fitting superbly over your head and fastened snugly beneath your chin.