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Black Tape Project images: Naked women wearing nothing but duct tape to night clubs. A bizarre new trend has been made famous by a group called Black Tape Project, where women wear only duct tape out to clubs. Courtesy: Instagram/blacktapeproject The woman are hitting clubs in nothing but duct tape ... Gosh we hope they bought a coat. Picture: Instagram A BIZARRE new trend sees women wear nothing but duct tape on nights out. The tiny pieces of tape are cut by hand and then artfully placed around the body to attract attention — and it’s certainly an eye-catching look.

The trend has been made famous by the Black Tape Project, a US firm who “tape up” models to attend events in the racy style. They claim their unusual fashion “outfits” combine one of the most common household items with the beauty of the human body. And the tape art movement has certainly not gone unnoticed online. The company’s Instagram page boasts over 169,000 followers who flock to see images of nude women partially covered in tape designs.

Many people have been quick to share their views on the tape movement. Hermes Himalayan Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin handbag is world's most expensive at $417,000. Updated A Himalayan Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin handbag by Hermes has become the world's most expensive, selling for more than $US300,000 ($417,000) at the Christie's 30th Asia anniversary auction in Hong Kong. Christie's senior Asia vice-president of handbags and accessories, Matthew Rubinger, said the bag went to a private collector but he could not disclose who the buyer was or where they were from. "We broke the world record last year, so it's the second time in this room we've broken the record, which is really exciting," Mr Rubinger said.

"It's one of those moments that come together when the seller is thrilled, the buyer is thrilled, Christie's is happy. It was a really good moment for the anniversary sale. " Mr Rubinger said the piece, boasting solid white gold hardware with 10-carats of diamonds, was a masterpiece. "It's a complicated question because it's a handful of factors," he said. "It is about rarity. "It's similar to watches. Reuters. Zentai: Japanese dress in full-body suits to escape pressures of modern life.

Updated Japanese professionals, office workers and pensioners are dressing in full-body lycra suits to escape the pressures of modern day life. According to experts, the craze called Zentai, provides welcome relief from a society that demands conformity. University student Yukinko spends most of her time in the library or at choir practice by day, but she is also a member of the secret Zentai club. "My family is conservative. They like me to be quiet and feminine but in secret I wear all over tights and let loose," she said. Yukinko dresses in the lycra suit once a week and said she only feels totally liberated and free in her "second skin". "I'm a different person wearing this. In Tokyo, the Zentais are about 3,000 strong and are sourcing new members every day. For many, it provides a break from the pressures and expectations of Japanese society, where conformity is valued above individual freedoms.

"People can't see us and its difficult to see them," Zentai leader Seiwa Tamura said. “Face-Kini” Full Body Bathing Suits Flaunted by Fashionable Chinese Swimmers. If Borat's cringe-worthy Man-kini is a perfect example of less being more, than its polar opposite, the “Face-Kini”, must mean more is less. First seen on the beaches of Qingdao in northeastern China, the full-body facehugging suits seem to be catching on among women who seek to preserve their pale skin from the tanning sun. Qingdao is famed for its wide sandy beaches but infamous for massive green algae blooms that clog the shallows.

The Face-Kini is effective in both shielding swimmers from contact with the slick seaweed and equally slimy jellyfish. This year, however, has seen a boom in the number of swimmers sporting Face-Kinis. Perhaps its just an exponential reflection on the suit's increasing visibility, as nobody wants to be the only one decked out in such outlandish duds. Incontinence lingerie on NZ catwalk as part of fashion week. PRINTS, PATTERNS, TEXTURES AND TEXTILE SURFACES FROM MENSWEAR S/S 2016 COLLECTIONS / PARIS CATWALKS 5. Crimes of Fashion Pictures > Fashions of the Future as Imagined in 1893. Illustrations from a delightful piece called the “Future Dictates of Fashion” by W. Cade Gall and published in the January 1893 issue of The Strand magazine.

On the premise that a book from a hundred years in the future (published in 1993) called The Past Dictates of Fashion has been inexplicably found in a library, the article proceeds to divulge this book’s contents – namely, a look back at the last century of fashion, which, of course, for the reader in 1893, would be looking forward across the next hundred years into the future. In this imagined future, fashion has become a much respected science (studied in University from the 1950s onwards) and is seen to be “governed by immutable laws”.

The designs themselves have a somewhat unaccountable leaning toward the medieval, or as John Ptak astutely notes, “a weird alien/Buck Rogers/Dr. Seuss/Wizard of Oz quality” to them. 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s. Japan zoo makes wild fashion statement. A Japanese zoo has taken the catwalk to a wild new level, using some of its fiercest inhabitants to rip and claw jeans to a fashionably distressed look. The facility northeast of Tokyo has unveiled 'Zoo Jeans', styled by the fangs and claws of lions, tigers and bears. Zoo officials said the material held up well, all things considered. 'We wrapped several pieces of denim around tyres and other toys. Once they were thrown into the enclosures, the animals jumped on them,' said zoo director Nobutaka Namae, adding that the pieces were later patched together to create the finished product. 'The denim was actually much tougher than we had thought, and it turned out nicely destroyed.' The idea came from a Tokyo advertising executive who wanted to give something back to the zoo where he spent time as a child, Namae added.

Two pairs of jeans ripped by lions and a tiger-destroyed version are being auctioned on the internet with proceeds to be donated to the zoo and the conservation group WWF.