Maison Close 2015
“Maison Close embraces the philosophy of keeping women ever sexy, desirable and mischievous…”
by Michelle Broomes
With extensive collections that never lack in sensuality, seduction and sophistication, it is no wonder that award-winning French erotic brand, Maison Close is up for another accolade. The brand has been recently nominated for “Seduction Brand of the Year” at the French Lingerie Awards 2015 for the second year in a row.
“Hôtel Diva pivots on revisited Hollywood glamour, with nuances of the subtle temptress or the full on femme fatale.”
Founded in 2006 by the enterprising entrepreneur and skilled artisan, Monsieur le Français, Maison Close embraces the philosophy of keeping women ever sexy, desirable and mischievous using fashion as the modus operandi. Combining this concept with practicality and comfort, the brand has produced masterpiece collections with ranges adaptable to both work and play.
“Expertly expressed underlying equestrian theme. It speaks of a quiet wildness and careless beauty.”
Voted “Best Boudoir Brand” 2013 at the UK Lingerie Awards and a finalist the following year, the Maison Close label has become somewhat ubiquitous, operating in over 25 countries. A powerful social media presence appears to be making this brand both irresistible and unstoppable, with a fan base that includes celebrity supporters the likes of supermodel Kate Moss and Caribbean song queen, Rihanna.
Underpinned by the French styled art of seduction and temptation, with a nod towards the fetish, Maison Close collections are highly defined by shapes and lines that create a profound muse of the female form. Fabrics like chiffon and veil are employed – not to conceal the natural topography of the feminine physique – but instead to encourage the glorification and enhancement of a woman’s greatest sensuous asset – her skin. Opulent finishes of satin and lace sharply incline these collections towards anticipated French luxury – yet, possessing these exquisite pieces is attainable.
Thematic influences are unmistakable in the tiers of Maison Close collections, adding to the glamour and allure of each layer, evidence of the complex resolve that has been injected into each piece to yield a highly attractive product line. And this year is no different. Here is a look at two of the brand’s collections for 2015 –La Cavaliѐre and Hôtel Diva – each with a sweetly compelling story to seduce the imagination.
“Lingerie and outerwear pieces are a welcomed mix to La Cavaliѐre, rendering this collection highly desirable.”
Expertly expressed underlying equestrian theme. It speaks of a quiet wildness and careless beauty. La Cavaliѐre conjures up a fantasy heroine – beautiful and soft-spoken but with an understated strength – she has no fear of taming the beast.
Lace, veil and draping are elegant but subtle attempts to preserve modesty and serve only to draw the onlooker to every soft curve of her form. Contrast colours of black and sand rose reveal innocence and guile. Hints of restraint run through the collection in the form of an ever present belt – a glamourous bridle – even if not enough to confine the wilful girl. Lingerie and outerwear pieces are a welcomed mix to La Cavaliѐre, rendering this collection highly desirable.
A contemporary spin on timeless fashion with classic couture pieces to suit any season. Hôtel Diva pivots on revisited Hollywood glamour, with nuances of the subtle temptress or the full on femme fatale. Its black lace against champagne is a heady combination, an ageless colourway in a modern assortment of saucy shapes and styles. Accented by tuxedo styled bows, gives the collection a strong but feminine attractiveness, showing an eye for the refined details that allows a brand to be exceptional.
For more Maison Close collections visit: http://www.maison-close.us/