Libidex was heavily featured on Gareth Pugh fashion show for London Fashion Week.
A selection of our Classic Tights, Princess top and Gloves in Black, Red and white complemented beautifully his avant-garde designs
'The Gimp Man of Essex' donates £1 to the Colchester Mind charity every time someone posts a photo with him to his Facebook page, which has over 3,000 likes.
He said most people he came across on the streets were friendly, but others made assumptions that he was some weird paedophile or a pervert".
So far he has raised £850 for charity.
Usually, as you already know if you ventured this far into our website a bondage suit, or "gimp suit", is normally made from PVC, leather or rubber, and is used in bondage sessions, discipline, domination and submission scenarios, sadism and masochism (BDSM) or in his case to catch people's eyes to his good cause. So to parade around in the quaint county of Essex in full fetish regalia is not only a novel, unique and absolutely brilliant way to call attention to ones's cause but most importantly it's showing people that latex clothes is nothing to be ashamed of but we are sure you already agree with us on this topic.
"When I first started venturing out kitted in my catsuit and my Libidex full face hood, someone suggested I should do it in the name of charity, and that is how the idea to help the Colchester Mind charity was born".
James McQuiggan, the chief executive of Colchester Mind, said the charity was thankful for Gimp Man's support and donations.
So folks if you sympathise with his work you can help him help other by donating anything you can to the charity link below.
Photo by Nigel @ NSW Inpressions photography
Photo by Nigel @ NSW Inpressions photography
Photo by .dark. @ www.iamthedark.co.uk
Libidex collaborated with fashion film-maker Josh Brandao on his latest film “Blackened Wings”, for which we supplied latex costumes, so we’re delighted to hear that the film won the Coupe d’Or (first prize) at the Fashion Film Festival Chicago (FFFC) - an annual festival and competition which aims to celebrate the beauty and art of fashion as captured through the filmmaker’s lens.
Josh tells us his film was inspired by the ancient Greek legend of the Phoenix. Set in a Soviet-style military world, Blackened Wings tells the tale of a young boy fighting to overcome bullying and oppression. The film showcases not only our classic Neo Catsuit, but also pieces by Givenchy, Vivienne Westwood and Armani, amongst others.
Photography by Andrew Hiles
Fashion Editing by Aiden Connor
Hair Styling by Zoe Irwin
Make up by Heidi North
Fashion Assistance by Larissa Besch
Modelling by Bailey at AMCK
Sophie Drake at STORM
Their unique approach on how and where to wear latex clothes has captivated and mesmerized us by their sheer beauty and distinctive style. Latex attire don't always need to be erotic or sexually charged, it can also be worn day by day as Tuomas lenses show so eloquently.
Photography by Tuomas Siitonen
HOT OFF THE PRESS: Libidex is on the cover of the latest SkinTwo magazine again, a timeless classic photo by Trevor Watson of the legendary fetish world modelling muse - now artist extraordinaire and Liberation darling - Deborah Griffin. This is a milestone issue for Libidex, as not only are we gracing the cover but there are no less than seven full pages of Libidex fashion in this current issue including an outrageously original shoot collaboration between Kim from club Rub, Trevor Watson and Libidex. This features our Princess catsuit in various bright colours, photographed against London's most iconic sites such as Tower bridge, The Albert Memorial and Piccadilly Circus amongst others (the pictures were originally conceived as Club Rub flyers).
Last but not least, the current issue includes some masterfully shot photos of (yet again!) our Princes Catsuit, which seems to be every photographer's dream and with good reason - as the results are simply stunning. German photographer Marcus Gloger has created iconic images with a heavy bondage atmosphere of a hooded, corseted model in full latex enclosure and vertiginous high heeled ballet pumps - just what bondage dreams are made of!
SkinTwo cover and Coloured Princess catsuit parade about town
Photography : Trevor Watson
Bondage Princess catsuit
Photography: Marcus Gogler - http://www.marcusgloger.de
A new exhibition looking back over the career of one of the UK’s most iconic fetish photographers – the late and much lamented Bob Carlos Clarke – will feature pictures he created using Libidex latex garments.
Living dolls – which runs from10 May to 21 June 2014 at the Little Black Gallery in Chelsea, London, will celebrate the tenth anniversary since the photographer’s acclaimed final exhibition in 2004, Love-Dolls-Never-Die before his untimely death in 2006.
This new show will bring together a wide range of his work, including Oscar-winner British actress Rachel Weisz (one of Bob’s closet friends before she was even famous) posing in a Libidex Matrix Black catsuit, and many other models in latex creations.
For those of you new to Bob Carlos Clark dark and groundbreanking work, he was born in Ireland in 1950.
He came to England in swinging 60s to study at the Sussex college of Art where he fell in love with photography.
After studying at the London College of printing he then completed his degree at the Royal College of Art in 1975.
Although the more conservative were easily shocked by his controversial work, his images have been embraced by the art world and he even proved himself to be commercially successful, working on many advertising campaigns as well as producing six books.
Most importantly to note is perhaps his posthumous achievements as his body of work is now vastly collectable and his images were purchased by National Portrait Gallery, National Media Museum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum.
Libidex’s Simon Rose was a good friend of Bob, and was working with him on a new photoshoot featuring Libidex creations at the time of his tragic death. “Bob said to me that there wasn’t enough real sexuality in latex fashion photography, so we set about trying to put that right. Sadly Bob didn’t live to complete the shoot, but many of his ideas for it were quite developed, so I completed it posthumously for him as a tribute in collaboration with the photographer Emma Delves-Broughton. You could say it was Bob’s ‘unfinished’ shoot!
“I am very much looking forward to seeing the exhibition, which from the previews looks to be a very fine examination of Bob’s fantastic work.”
Photography by Bob Carlos Clarke, Scarlett@Scarlett Carlos and Emma Delves-Broughton
Scarlett ©Scarlett Carlos Clarke
This is our first major new collection since our highly successful LIBIDEX:MAN and Love Lingerie collections, and – so Simon, the man in charge of our design team, tells us - it heralds the start of a series of new collections to be launched by Libidex over the next year or so.
Our Mademoiselle Collection offers over 160 new designs in latex clothing for women – the biggest range we’ve ever launched at one time – and expands the choice available at Libidex to over 1000 different designs. We reckon that’s one of the largest offerings of any latex clothing maker in the world!
Says Simon: “These new designs develop some of the ideas in the existing Libidex collection, but introduce lots of new items such as Boleros, Robes, Capes, Peplum Skirts and Jackets, which join the Libidex range for the first time.
“As with everything we do, we want this collection to be exciting, sexy and stylish, as well as eminently wearable and affordable; so we’ve come up with designs that work well in the club, in the bedroom, or even on the street, and give classic looks a cheeky latex twist. I am sure this collection will have great appeal to latex aficionados and newcomers to the scene alike.”
The new Mademoiselle Collection is ready to order on the Libidex site now.
Here is a selection our top 30 styles from Mademoiselle collection.