Fashion and glamour are two things which can’t live without each other. In the ever-changing fashion world, what makes trends today is passé tomorrow. However, some of these trends still remain etched in our minds forever – and sometimes even leave us blank. The same happened, when models in Miami Fashion Week showcasing ‘Black Tape Bikinis‘, to show-off a new fashion experiment. It doesn’t involve conventional clothing, but duct tapes instead! Yes, you read it right.
No-one would have imagined ‘Black Tape Bikinis‘ will became a raging fashion trend, but then, it’s Miami guys! Models were wrapped in black duct tape in the hottest swim-wear you could possibly have ever seen. Leaving behind clothes and replacing it with tapes, these stick-on pieces cover the nipple and crotch area, leaving little to imagination! The Black Tape Project has its own Facebook page too!
Warning: The following images are probably not safe for your work place, but let the show begin!
It’s definitely not for the faint-hearted!
The models are wired with electrical tape, technically!
This photo is from 2008 The designs were primitive but clean. Everything was still very experimental and the look of confusion on my face during the process was priceless. This design would take about an half hour but back then at least 2 hours of trial and error. Testing different tapes and application techniques. This is where I developed most of my style and speed. #crazyshooter #sickart #bodypaint #bodyart #doyou #blessed #startedfromthebottom #blacktapeproject
The ‘Black Tape Bikinis‘ page on Facebook has more than 4K followers!
Joel Alvarez is a Miami-based artist who came up with this as a business plan initially.
Dam this year is almost over. It has been such an amazing year. To travel to collaborate and to create has been a blessing. Im so grateful for all the people I've met, worked and gotten to know. In less than a month it will be the blacktapeproject's 10 year anniversary and I'm planning one hell of a 2018. Thank you all for your support and love. #blacktapeproject
Hot models took part in this risque fashion experiment, turning it into a social media phenomenon!
The tiny pieces are carefully cut by hand and strategically placed around nipples and crotch.
This ‘attention to detail’ created an eye-catching look!
For ‘Black Tape Project’, the models are “taped up” into racy style!
My good friend @nickihillofficial Huge thank you to @paige_munroe for giving me the opportunity to showcase in NYFW!!! #BlackTapeProject #nyfw #NYFW #fashionweek #nycmodel #trend #trending #trendingnow Huge thank you to Paul carteli @graffinis for having my back in my first fashion show And huge thank you to @manhattanmotorcars Rolls Royce for having me Thank you all to came out and make this a memorable experience.
This “unusual” fashion outfit still gels with the beauty of the human body.
This new ‘Black Tape Bikinis ‘tape fashion has certainly grabbed alot of attention online.
The Black Tape Project’s Instagram page boasts over 169,000 followers who don’t mind naked models. Even men aren’t spared!
In the four years since conceptualisation, the designs have been displayed in Las Vegas, New York, the Caribbean and several European countries.
The Miami designer carefully cover’s a model’s modesty with black tapes and creativity.
If you also feel that you have now seen it all, there’s more to your imagination! Have a look: