Coco de Mer SS16
“Walking into Coco de Mer is like entering a Wonderland of erotic pleasure.” – Lucy Litwack, Coco de Mer.
All the photography for SS16 is by Rankin – a long-term Coco de Mer collaborator.
Coco de Mer invites you through the looking glass into a world of wonderlust for its SS16 collection. Inspired by the new Tim Burton film, Through the Looking Glass (the film is due for release in May 2016), the new range aims to recapture the wayward imagination of childhood.
Its influences are derived from Lewis Carroll’s story of Alice but mixed with darker undertones. Alis is metallic lace with a soft pink silk georgette to give a delicate feminine look. Lily features Jean Bracq lace and silk georgette in contrasting colours. Tassels dangle cheekily into peep holes of knickers. The fitted midi skirt with black silk waistband could be worn with something underneath as an outerwear piece.
Dinah is exquisitely embroidered ivory silk with gold hardware and could be worn as bridal boudoir lingerie Curiosa is inspired by the idea of looking through the keyhole – it features a nude tattoo tulle with floral motif to conceal parts of the body.
“Walking into Coco de Mer is like entering a Wonderland of erotic pleasure. The Tim Burton film, Through the Looking Glass, provided the initial concept for the SS16 season,” said Coco de Mer managing director Lucy Litwack. “We then moved from Wonder to Wonderlust – the stage in a relationship when you are not sure if you are lusting after or in love with someone. It the period of uncertainty that everyone experiences when they really like someone.”
Litwack, who joined Coco de Mer from La Perla where she was brand director, said the collection was a celebration of opulence.
“Our consumers like the idea of juxtaposing the old with the new to make an original, unique opulence,” she explained. “This new opulence is luxury with lavishness, so the collection looks at decorative design that is subtle and refined. Warm neutral tones combine with bold black to create striking illusions across the body. Pearlised ivory and muted pinks sit with hints of gold and iridescent tones.”
Coco de Mer was voted Independent Retailer of the Year for the second year running at the 2015 Lingerie Awards. Last year, Coco de Mer produced X, a compelling new film campaign between TBWA and Rankin which aimed to engage people in a new liberated conversation around desire.
SS16 lingerie is available from the flagship boutique in London’s Covent Garden and via the website www.coco-de-mer.com now.