Fashion concerns the body and the mind: through it we experience processes of identification and desire
Fetish has been used as a term to address the erotic relationship between individuals and items of clothing. Most closely associated with constructs of feminine sexuality, but can also be male.
Spend 5 minutes considering how the items/garments below might define/affect the wearer – what key words sum might sum up what we experience or feel when we wear them?
Fantasy and desire in fashionLacan suggests the body is the site where erotogeneity is negotiated
Super heels: 7inches high and counting “They kill you’’ Jennifer Lopez says of Louboutin Shoes “but they are the sexiest shoe ever”
High heels as signifiers of wealth and status European upper classes started wearing heels in the 1500’s because they made an audible sound: they announced your arrival and proclaimed your status Chopine Shoes with an ornate design, likely for an upper-class Italian woman Madame de Pompadour in an ornate gown and her famous heels
Fetishisation and objectification:empowerment and desire or an object of other’s gaze? If sky-high heels are unwearable why then do we choose to wear them?