Rubber Cult February 2017, the first outing this year of the London night especially for latex lovers, offered a rare but welcome focus on male talent in the fetish scene.
The club, convening once again at City of London venue The Alice on February 4, presented its first entirely male catwalk show courtesy of Latex 101.
The evening also featured the launch of latex DIY guide The Hood by Catasta Charisma; a sickening sideshow performance by Heavy Metal Pete; and latex life drawing with Mad Alan, posing in one of his custom Am Statik costumes (see banner).
London’s famous strict dresscode event continued its celebration of rubber culture with an exhibition of photographs by enigmatic icon Beverly Carmichael.
Rubber Cult February 2017 was a natural choice for Catasta Charisma to launch The Hood, his 200-page guide to constructing a made-to-measure latex hood.
The guide demonstrates his thorough knowledge of the subject, from taking measurements, pattern cutting and latex construction to creating ‘extras’ such as blindfolds and face guards.
Rubber Cult continues to provide a unique community space for latex lovers, attracting a stylish cross-section of UK and overseas pervs with a wide age range and varied interests.
You’ll find international dominatrixes and fetish models talking with rubber dolls and Britain’s hottest fetish designers.
February’s venue was packed with people in genuinely impressive outfits — testament to the importance rubber enthusiasts attach to this triannual event and the growing creative competitiveness among its guests.
It can’t have been easy to pick from the Rubber Cult February 2017 audience those most deserving of the
In the end, best dressed first prize — a £50 FAB voucher — went to a visitor from the USA clad in a full latex Beefeater costume, who marched down the catwalk to the strains of God Save The Queen.
Second prize — a latex cock necklace handcrafted by Marnie Scarlet — went to a London-based beauty sporting a sky-high blonde mohawk.
The evening featured two shows by performance artist Apple Tart: one featuring a French horn and a catsuited male slave, and the other a comically charming trip to the 1920s with the performer in the guise of Charlie Chaplin.
Professional self-harmer Heavy Metal Pete set the audience’s heart rates pounding with his sideshow feats of sword-swallowing, nose-drilling, and not just walking barefoot but also doing head-stands on broken glass.
The Latex 101 catwalk show at Rubber Cult February 2017 brought men’s fetish fashion to the forefront with classic designs and new pieces featuring the label’s trademark textured latex receiving a great reception.
Last but not least, beGloss, new rising star of the latex shine and care scene, made its London debut with a polishing station at Rubber Cult 2017, following appearances at many major European events over the past couple of years.
This young Munich-based firm is intent on rethinking the science of latex garment care from the ground up, and with innovative products already released and more on the way, it’s definitely a brand to keep an eye on!
BELOW: click any preview to start viewing 90-plus fabulous February Rubber Cult pix by Zac Zenza
BOTTOM: audience members get their shines on at Rubber Cult’s beGloss polishing station
Published March 13, 2017