Aymeline Valade’s Dark Seduction

by Alice Byrne

The latest issue of Numero Magazine is all about fetish, and here photographer Tom Munro captures Aymeline Valade as she embodies the bondage fetish in these dark and sexy portraits, in a series titled Fit to be Tied. Aymeline is styled by Charles Varenne, in gorgeous designs from the likes of Versace, Givenchy, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu among others. These pieces create all-black outfits, with fur sleeves, seductive cut-away lingerie and the luxurious caged shirt from Louis Vuitton.

There is no denying Aymeline Valade’s charm. This fashion editorial has raw sex appeal, I love all the fashion styling, the simple location and the gorgeous silver-furred dog. This is one of the obvious attempts at “sexy” editorials that I actually think works really well. Often I feel that photographs that take an obvious or literal attempt at seduction can appear tasteless and crude, but the bondage theme here looks great, like a less overly-naked version of the Mert & Marcus Lara Stone shoot for Visionaire.