MARCH 2007 Respected LA fetish photographer Christine Kessler has just had her first book, Pervy Girls, published by Goliath. Tony Mitchell, who championed her work in Skin Two, recalls how he watched her style develop and picks his favourite images from the book.
JUNE 2007 With their distinctive côterie of very French-looking models, Captive Culture and Latex Culture have established Paris photographer Jerome Gouvrion as one of Europe’s top purveyors of fetish and bondage. glamour.
JULY 2007 As Tsubasa, Bill Reichardt is known for digitally-rendered fetish art of unrivalled vision and quality. Now his photography, originally done for reference purposes, has become a creative pursuit in its own right.
AUGUST 2007 A Venus Prototype shoot by Lithium Picnic’s Philip Warner was set to go into our launch issue when a lawsuit put Warner’s world into a spin. We look at the contributions both have made to the fetish scene.
OCTOBER 2007 The subject of our second Talent feature, like the first, is an amazing 18-year-old model. Born in the Soviet Union but now living on America’s upper East Coast, Mosh is a total fetish natural. Photography by Vance.
NOVEMBER 2007 Gothic Image was the obvious choice to run our Xpo fashion show photo studio. Here, he tells us just what was involved in creating the high quality images we’ve chosen for our stunning studio and live galleries.
DECEMBER 2007 It’s a year since House of Harlot boss Robin Archer took on Torture Garden’s clothing range. To accompany our galleries of HoH and his new TG Style range, Robin tells us all about the revitalised Harlot.
FEBRUARY 2008 Libidex have fired up for 2008 with a big new women’s collection designed to exploit the latest colours from sister company Radical Rubber. Gothic Image shot new ‘Libidex girl’ Monica Harris in the clothes.
APRIL 2008 This year has already been eventful for Dutch fetish star Ancilla Tilia. She has acquired her own club night, is MC-ing Germany’s Fet-X festival and is about to make her London performance debut at TG’s Birthday.
MAY 2008 Torture Garden’s 2008 Birthday Weekend got off to a great start with the International Fetish Ball at Mass, co-hosted by The Fetishistas. Our Gothic Image studio was kept busy shooting partygoers and performers.
JUNE 2008 We return to our Gothic Image studio at May’s TG/Fetishistas party for a second helping of delicious photography featuring the performers and party animals who added oodles of kinky style to this event.
JULY 2008 Italy’s best known latex fetish model Valentina has just moved into an era of higher definition with the launch of her video website FetishTool. She gives us the story so far, plus galleries of new and classic images.
SEPTEMBER 2008 This year, London’s Atsuko Kudo won the first European Fetish Awards’ Designer of the Year title, and her work has been extensively featured in French and Italian Vogue. We celebrate a designer who combines fetish and fashion more successfully than most
OCTOBER 2008 This edition boasted a great cover design featuring US latex queen RubberDoll but sadly the related portfolio on American fetish models is no longer available.
NOVEMBER 2008 We teamed up with Gothic Image’s studio to ensure the clothes in this year’s Xpo fashion shows were documented for posterity. Shooting every model and outfit was a mammoth task, but well worth it.
DECEMBER 2008 How do you get from fetish ingénue to top photographer’s favourite in just a couple of years, especially when you’re starting much later than most? The answer, says EmmaJ, is to invest in a killer portfolio.
FEBRUARY 2009 After learning the rubber ropes in LA with Fierce Couture and Stockroom, Alyssa was ready to launch her own label. Temporary relocation to Arizona could have been a serious setback, but it actually helped get Blacklickorish Latex off the ground.
APRIL 2009 With a roster of models including Masuimi Max, Emily Marilyn and Sabina Kelley, and photography by the likes of Ama Lea and Beatrice Neumann, Morgana Femme Couture is a favourite of corset-loving kinksters.
MAY 2009 With its striking new latex collection shot in Berlin by Pfauenberg using rising fetish star Eden as principal model, London’s Inner Sanctum shows a return to the form that first took it to the top of fetish fashion.
JULY 2009 Libidex put some zip into summer with a new range of catsuits taking full advantage of the latest Radical Rubber colours. And it has now completed the collection with great new twists on classic black style.
AUGUST 2009 Updated on her birthday, our tribute to Veronica Hoffman begins with memories from partner Joseph Bishara, with pictures from his private collection, while Tony Mitchell recalls her famously taste for mischief.
OCTOBER 2009 The last few years have seen NYC’s Darenzia morph from pierced and punky ‘alt’ model to international fetish star with access to the best designers, photographers and parties. Pictures by Christine Kessler.
NOVEMBER 2009 Launched just three years ago in France, HMSlatex wowed the international fetish crowd at London’s 2008 Xpo. Since then, Sophie Richardoz’s distinctive design style has been in great demand.
DECEMBER 2009 Timeless fetish fashion brand Ectomorph soon celebrates its 25th birthday. On the eve of launching her new collection, designer Krystina Kitsis contrasts the pioneering ’80s with today’s latex clothing scene.
FEBRUARY 2010 Jade Vixen’s voyage of fetish discovery took her from vintage underwear and kinky publications via New York fetish clubs to pro modelling. Our selection of over 80 images from her new members’ site includes a special guest gallery by cover photographer Vance.
MARCH 2010 Stieg Larsson’s crime thrillers have made Umeå, the late novelist’s home, famous. The Swedish city is also home to Naucler Design, whose latex fashion ambitions may bring Umeå a different type of notoriety.
APRIL 2010 Starting out by making her own outfits to wear in the clubs, London-based Japanese designer Kaori Matsubara is now a sought-after latex couturier who prides herself on creating clothes that are unusually comfortable.
MAY 2010 Well-known at international events for his party photography, Josselin Guichard is also a latex designer with an umistakably French style. We profile this talented Parisian as his Hedony Design label debuts in London.
JUNE 2010 As a teenaqer in Lille, France, Marie-Kalista dreamed of being a slinkily clad superheroine. Becoming the first Miss Fetish Europe in May marked the realisation of those dreams in a way she wouldn’t have guessed.
JULY 2010 Savage-Wear has become established as one of Germany’s most colourful and fashionable latex labels. Finnish designer Heidi Pulkkinen knew what she was doing picking Berlin as a base and Alexander Heim as a partner.
AUGUST 2010 Studying for a Master’s degree at Harvard, Dawn Mostow is a latex designer whose work, from amazing kimonos to Revolution-period uniforms, has won her accolades including the 2010 Miss Rubber World title.
SEPTEMBER 2010 London’s Ooh La Latex has so impressed industry insiders with its products and photography that it has been nominated twice for a European Fetish Award.
OCTOBER 2010 By incorporating bondage elements in an ultra-stylish way that doesn’t alienate women, Rubber55 has carved a unique niche as a latex-bondage-fashion label. Tony Mitchell interviews founders Andy and Karen.
NOVEMBER 2010 Returning to its new venue in December, Festival of Sins celebrates Sloth and Christmas with more than a dozen shows, including the Fetishistas-sponsored UK club debut of our November edition cover stars Rubberluv.
JANUARY 2011 December 2010 saw fetish magazine Marquis publishing its 50th issue, complete with Dita Von Teese cover specially shot in London. We look back at the story of Marquis, its forebears and progeny, with the help of some of Peter Czernich’s favourite photographs.
MARCH 2011 Katja Ehrhardt is a designer of distinctive latex clothing now also greatly admired for the artistry of her latex photography, created under the banner of HighGlossDolls. But she doesn’t consider herself a fetishist.
APRIL 2011 Westward Bound, the successful British mail- order specialist known for no-nonsense, good-value latex clothing, is in the process of a major makeover and a move upmarket. We visit the firm’s Devon HQ to find out more.
JUNE 2011 Until 2010, textured latex specialist Rubear was little known outside Russia. But thanks to Belgian photographer Phoebus it now has a European e-store, where hi-tech styles and low prices will surely win it fans.
JULY 2011 Bought by the owners of Heveas Heaven and relaunched from Germany with a stunning new collection, the new Inner Sanctum has already collected a European Fetish Award. We talk to the label’s new owner Max Kuhl.
AUGUST 2011 Venus Prototype’s combination of latex lust with 17 years as stylist and designer in LA’s mainstream rag trade gives her a unique take on the latex fashion scene, enabling her to create some of its most exciting styles.
SEPTEMBER 2011 This cover brings together two new Dutch-based talents that had greatly impressed us at Fetish Evolution: designer Barbara Sandri’s amazing latex appliqué label Ardita and singer/fetish model Rachael V.
OCTOBER 2011 British designer Kim West shows us the new looks for latex that she is pioneering with such innovations as translucent latex used matt side out and chlorinated for a silky finish that needs no lube or polish.
NOVEMBER 2011 Hamburg-based Domina-turned-designer Asmondena launches Boombastic Rubber, a made-to-measure label catering specifically for curvy girls.
DECEMBER 2011 In the wake of high profile drug busts involving Munich domintraxes, our fearless researcher ‘Dr Einhorn’ shares his experience of how far some dominas will go to inject realism into a medical fetish scene.