THE WONDERS OF NATURE
Luxury lingerie brand Coco de Mer collaborates with the Victoria & Albert museum to design a unique collection for AW18.
Merging nature with richly dramatic embellishment, luxury lingerie brand Coco de Mer has teamed up with London’s leading museum of art & design the Victoria & Albert museum to create a stunning 32-piece collection which celebrates the opulence of ornament from Georgian glass to traditional Korean lacquerware in silk satins and tulles.
Delving into the V&A’s rich archives Coco de Mer has adapted delicate motifs and ornate patterns into items such as an English glass and gilt scent bottle from about the 1760s into a delicate golden embroidery and taken William Morris’ Wreathnet furnishing fabric from 1882 to create a silk nightwear print.
The collection will include bras, panties, bodysuits, nightwear and accessories with process ranging from £65 - £595
The new collection to be launched in September incorporates four different ranges for AW18, 2018:
An 18th century glass and gilt scent bottle from the V&A’s collections is the inspiration for this intricate design. Echoing the colour scheme of the original, gold embroidery is featured on a deep blue silk satin base.
This design features an embroidery detail from a silk cushion cover from the V&A’s textile collections. The stylised heart-shape of wild flowers is an example of the English taste for floral decoration popular in the 17th century that has been adapted for the contemporary woman.
This delicate leaf motif has been inspired by mother of pearl inlay found in the V&A’s collection of traditional Korean lacquerware. A popular motif in Korean art, scrolling vines were considered symbols of abundance.
This rich ruby coloured collection is a luxurious interpretation of the floriated pattern of Wreathnet, a textile originally designed by William Morris in 1882. A pioneer of the Arts and Crafts Movement, his designs sought to bring the art of nature into everyday life.
The brand has also announced plans to work together on its own-brand SS19 collection.
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