Designed by Torture Garden Clothing’s creative director Florence Druart with TG clubgoers in mind, the collection was conceived for ‘creatives from the clubbing and alternative scenes — for dandies with a fetish edge’.
Founded in 2002, Torture Garden Clothing’s mission was from the start to combine top quality latex design, innovative fashion styling and fetish fantasy with ‘the promotional and marketing potential of the world’s largest and most famous fetish club’.
Florence Druart has been the label’s creative director since 2008, and both TG Clothing and House of Harlot products are made by the same team of skilled and specialised garment makers.
Inspired by Torture Garden’s favourite themes, the 2015/2016 TG Clothing Menswear collection features elements of clubbing chic and militaria, together with Japanese influences.
The latter might even be considered a nod to the design tastes of the label’s founder Kaisu Paakkola, who tragically died in Autumn 2002, just days before the launch of her first collection at that year’s Skin Two Rubber Ball.
The new men’s range contains flattering tailored pieces including uniform items such as a fabulous military greatcoat.
As you would expect from this top latex producer, all TG Clothing Menswear garments offer a high level of detailing and practicality, with functional pockets and contrast pipings.
Prices range from £59 (approx €77/$85) for a military side cap to £459 (€597/$657) for the military coat. The complete TG Clothing Menswear launch collection can be seen in the gallery by Ester Segarra below.
Published February 19, 2016