Breaking Trends Spring 2013: Leather Harnesses

Spring 2013 harness trend

From left: BCBGMAXAZRIA, Herve Leger by Max Azria, Jason Wu

New York Fashion Week–As “Fifty Shades of Grey” continues to sweep the collective consciousness, it’s not surprising that Christian Grey–and his considerable treasure trove of bondage kink–has infiltrated Fashion Week. Max Azria gave a nod to BSDM style in his two collections: BCBGMAZAZRIA (left) and Herve Leger by Max Azria (center), lightening up the dark mood with white and nude harnesses here and there. Jason Wu was a bit more subtle; putting a thin waist/shoulder harness over a bright pink dress, then pairing the ensemble with sexy sheer long gloves. So here’s the question: Are these designers angling to outfit the upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie?

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Lauren Parker, Editor, Accessories Magazine

As Editor of Accessories Magazine for the past 12 years, Lauren Parker has covered accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including women's fashion accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.

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