Atsuko Kudo would like to take the opportunity to send our best wishes for the season and warm Rubberdom fans winter cockles with some hot latex action.
This year's Christmas cover girl is the gorgeous Jessica B wearing this amazing couture set from the new 2011 collection which we previewed a couple of months ago during Atsuko's first runway show at Lingerie New York, beautifully staged by the 7 Bar Foundation. When we saw Jessica walk this look we felt that winter might feel warmer so we hope it has that effect on you too! You can view the rest of the beautiful new collection here.....
We'll have more news about the 2011 collection soon featuring great backstage shots, including super model Crystal Renn who walked the last look with the black standard poodle, Nightshade. In the mean time Salon AK members (that's you!) will have the first opportunity to view and order items ahead of the 2011 collection's general release. If you have a specific enquiry about any of the items in the show please email us at the usual address firstname.lastname@example.org
Many new items have also been added to our on line shop and London boutique - now re-named simply enough - Atsuko Kudo!
The ever fabulous Darenzia modelled some of the new AK pieces for us in an LA train yard and made glamour out of grime in these gorgeous shots of our semi transparent black Simone Basque shot by Ama Lea.
And for those of you who need fabulous shoes to go with your latex we are very pleased to say that we now stock the beautifully erotic range of hand made shoes from Ainsley-T as well as new latex-look styles from Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier and Melissa. All carefully selected to make your AK latex collection step that little bit higher!
There have been many other highlights during 2010 with yet again a host of glamorous ladies wearing Atsuko Kudo. Lady Gaga has continued to rock AK latex throughout her Monster Ball Tour and in her videos.
During 2010 she commissioned this red nun's ensemble for the 'Alejandro' video and also got Beyonce in on the act with this specially designed yellow cowgirl's outfit for the award winning 'Telephone' promo. She also wore many other AK looks both on stage and in her (not so) private life! Once again (guided beautifully by stylists Nicola and Anna) she has led the way in pushing the fashion envelope.
Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell celebrated 30 years of i-D magazine in style this year, shooting some iconic images with Nick Knight featuring much black and white AK latex styled by Edward Enninful.
Lara Stone celebrated her then imminent marriage to David Walliams in one of our revealing dresses as pictured by Mert & Marcus. Whilst Janet Jackson simply amazed in classic black, shot by Aitken Jolly and styled by fashion editor Anthony Unwin in Wonderland magazine.
2010 was also the year when Atsuko Kudo hit the cover of V magazine for the first time when our gold leopard print graced newstands for issue 66 styled by Andrew Richardson, shot by Mario Sorrenti and modelled by Lily Donaldson.
You can view all of the above stories and more in greater detail on our blog www.atsukokudo.com/blog and for more regular updates please sign up it's free and you'll be the first to hear about hot AK latex stories as they break!
We'd also to thank you for whichever way you may have been involved with Atsuko Kudo during 2010 and wish you the very best for 2011.
For those of you who are in the UK over the holiday period please take a look at the Atsuko Kudo London boutique opening hours and we hope to see you in Atsuko Kudo soon.
Latex love from all at Atsuko Kudo xoxo