DUCT UP Duct tape swimwear trend that leaves NOTHING to the imagination returns – but we’re still not brave enough to try it
EXTREME swimwear was all the rage last year – and it looks like is set to be no different.
Duct tape ʙικιɴιs – made famous by fashion label Black Tape Project – have made a return and they could be the most daring styles we’ve ever seen.
Last year, the brand – founded by the “King of Tape” Joel Alvarez – turned heads when its dazzling styles appeared at Miami Swim Week.
And showing off its latest designs, they’ve now taken to Instagram this week with some very brave new styles.
Revealing a geometric piece – made from metallic tape – model Alexis Michaud flaunted her enviable figure in the dazzling costume complete with matching cuffs.
Other styles include a blue, purple and gold halterneck design – modelled by Priscilla Huggins and a gold geometric ʙικιɴι which debuted at New York Fashion Week.
And while many fans have been going wild for the Sєxy designs, others think the tape would be painful to remove.
One asked: “What does it feel like to remove it?”
While another said: “Looks painful.”
One fan commented: “That tape is going to hurt coming off.”
Others can’t stop gushing about the creative work, with many calling it “art”
“Omg this tape is everything, honestly my fave type you’ve used,” wrote one, commenting on the metallic one-piece.
Others called Joel’s work “incredible” while one said: “Wow this is ART!”
Joel was inspired to begin the trend over a decade ago while working as a pH๏τographer.
Writing on his website, he explained: “One day in 2008 I was a rookie pH๏τographer who was working with a model that suggested I use electrical tape her for the last look.
“I honestly had no idea why she would want this but to make her happy I attempted to use this tape as wardrobe.
“Essentially I just wrapped her in black electrical tape! Mind you she looked like two Christmas hams wrapped in rubber bands when I was done! (I’d never show you these images!)
“However, it sparked an idea in my head to develop this idea.”
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