The origins of the word "fetish" come from "feitico" (a charm or sorcery) and once referred to objects that possessed mysterious powers. In the 19th century, it referred particularly to sexual powers. It has now come to mean an S&M style, based on the bondage style of the 1960s.

Fetish clothing was openly sold at Vivienne Westwood's shop "SEX" as core elements of punk, and its popularity spread through the New Romantics and Goths. By 1982, fetish clothing had become so popular that the first one-nighter fetish club, "Skin Two", opened in Soho.


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