Fashion September 2, 2011 By Maggie Dolan

Fashion and fetish have long been cultural bedfellows. Steeped in fantasy, obsession and sex both compliment and provoke each other. This kinky kinship is infusing the runways this season – restrained silhouettes nipped at the waist, fetishized footwear from lace-up boots to furry stilettos and leather everywhere – channeling in a subversive new trend. At the forefront of fashion’s strict new discipline is the London-based design duo Fleet Ilya. The husband and wife team are making worldwide waves with their handcrafted leather accessories.
     Ilya Fleet trained as a saddlery craftsman before using his trade to create the label’s collection of luxury bondage accessories, Restraint. Resha Sharma joined Ilya as creative partner with a graphic design degree from Central Saint Martins and brought the label into the fashion realm with a collection of women’s accessories. Now both their bondage and fashion pieces can be found accessorizing international fashion editorials and at the world’s top boutique and concept stores.

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