Skip to content
10th Anniversary Special Issue: ‘Queer Style and Porn Chic’
  • ISSN: 2050-0726
  • E-ISSN: 2050-0734


A quick stroll through the fast fashion shops on any high street these days and it becomes clear the influence porn has on fashion. However, the mainstream fashion industry has always been reluctant to acknowledge that connection due to concerns for ‘brand image’. But just like the relation between sex and art goes back beyond Roman times, the relation between porn and fashion is of course not new, and even within the contemporary fashion from the last 100 years there have been countless examples of such collaborations and crossovers. At a time when hype culture is arguably at its peak and the merging of streetwear and fashion is complete, these illustrations aim to bring into conversation the often-denied influence of porn on this phenomenon. By framing the hype brands into explicitly graphic sex acts, the illustrations aim to present an honest perspective on this multi-faceted relationship and the often-denied pornification within hype fashion society.


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


  1. Khan, Ali (2023), ‘Adorn to be wild: Pornification in the age of hype fashion’, Fashion, Style & Popular Culture, Special Issue: ‘Queer Style and Porn Chic’, 10:1&2, pp. 27781,
    [Google Scholar]

Data & Media loading...

  • Article Type: Article
Keyword(s): fashion; gender identity; hype; pornification; society; streetwear
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a success
Invalid data
An error occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error