WHAT'S NEW : THE QUILTED CONCEPT COLLECTION
For the past two years Krystina Kitsis has been working on a new line of Quilted latex. The first designs were tried out in Menswear and evolved into small areas of quilting being used in Waistcoats and Biker jackets. The collection was then extended to include Womenswear and led into incorporating fashion trends for block colouring and volume with exaggerated distinctive shapes. The collection in its entirety can be viewed in the New section of products and also individually under their separate categories. It is a new concept that blends in with and extends the specialisation of stitching latex that Ectomorph as a company has always worked in. Some of the new garments do not feature the quilting but they evolved out of the same influences and so have been included under the same collective title.
THE ECTOMORPH STORY
Ectomorph in 1985 set out to merge the boundaries of fetish and high fashion, an objective in which it has been spectacularly successful. The inspiration and design experience of its founder, Krystina Kitsis, ensures that Ectomorph continues to produce quality garments, the execution of which is unmatched by any other company.
All latex garments are sewn and glued to reinforce the seams and ensure durability. The cut is designed to flatter all body sizes. Ectomorph does not discriminate. The standard range is sized from XS to XXL, but has been extended to 6XL for some styles. if you do not fit into our standard sizes for no extra charge for minor alterations. Please specify your requirements in our order form in the relevant section.
A made-to-measure service, for a discretionary extra 20%, means that all shapes and sizes can be catered for. Cross dressers, too, can confidently opt for any of our female garments. Please email for advice firstname.lastname@example.org
Ectomorph started in 1985 as an experiment, spurred by the excitement generated by a new club in Soho, 'Skin Two' where I felt there was a need for fresh ideas in fetish clothing. I thought it would be interesting to take fetish into fashion. Subcultures, like Punk had already flirted with fetish paraphernalia and I wanted to take it further. I was fresh out of college, having studied cultural history at the Royal College of Art and written a thesis on the connection between sexuality and fashion that took me into the area of fetish and the way it had evolved. I was determined to write myself into the history of fetishism by transforming its image through fashion, though I retained many of fetish's intrinsic elements, those of silhouette and detail like straps and studding, whilst applying a modern approach.
Using the principles of structuring clothes that I had learned at the St Martin's School of Art, I treated rubber essentially I would any other fabric and created structured garments that were sewn and glued, so enabling the parameters of what was hitherto available to be extended. Determined to see my collection in the pages of Vogue, I telephoned the fashion editor who swiftly halted my desired rise to fame by informing me that this was, "Not the kind of thing that young gels should be wearing." It took the foresight of Elle magazine to make history and feature a long rubber sheath dress (Style 130) that was to become an Ectomorph icon that remains a firm favourite with many customers. Vogue then rose to the challenge, showing the same dress and subsequently returning time and again.
Ectomorph has not looked back since. The first collection was made in white rubber, firstly because I felt that white would be more acceptable to the fashion market, not so threatening perhaps, and secondly because it has a wonderful scent and feel to it, completely different from black rubber. However, I soon discovered that it was black that people wanted and so, along with Trevor Watson, an inspirational photographer, Ectomorph produced its first catalogue in black and white. .
It was always my intention to produce a rubber collection that could be worn out of a fetish context in a 'normal' setting. I drew my inspiration from fashion trends and just the feeling rubber inspires when placed against the body. My peplum jacket (Style 092) and fishtail skirt (Style 078) became staples of the fetish closet, appearing on many postcards and posters and in the pages of well-know magazines.
Since that date my work has frequently featured in prestige magazines, Vogue, Elle, Hunger, Marie Claire, Loaded, Playboy, Skin Two, Sky Magazine, 19, to name but a few. Ectomorph garments figure in promo videos by Snoop Dog, Siouxie & The Banshees and The Cors. I have worked on advertisements for David Bailey. Twenty five years on I am still producing new fetish styles for an expanding market that has differentiated into a number of subcultures. Black firmly remains the favourite colour. Men are finally rising to the challenge and demanding more 'outrageous' garments other than a rubber shirt and a pair of jeans. So, our mission continues, we will endeavour to continue producing new and exciting garments for everyone to wear.