F e T i S H
is a Portugese word which they created to describe the precious and powerful trinkets and objects they saw when they invaded Africa during the days of Slavery
The relationship that has develop between fetishism and fashion is the subject of the 2013 Biennale curated by trend forecaster Li Edelkoort.
Fetishes can take many forms.
From within the main stream culture, shopping fetishes, trainer fetishes to the fringes of society, bondage and S&M.
Its a emotive, riveting subject and it might just be the motivation I need to finally visit Arnhem in the Netherlands when the events are held next month.
June 8th - July 21st