PARIS — Talk about being fit to be tied. Some designers took the notion quite literally this season, as bondage looks made an impact for spring. While certain renditions of the idea were quite straightforward, others played off a surface propriety to create a more subversive effect. Junya Watanabe’s inventive collection, for instance, featured dainty party frocks or floral dresses crisscrossed with straps. Here, his mix of the Edwardian and the erotic.

This story first appeared in the October 30, 2002 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.