Inspired by the new Tim Burton film, Through the Looking Glass, the new Coco de Mer collection aims to recapture the wayward imagination of childhood by mixing influences derived from Alice in Wonderland with darker undertones. Highlights from the SS16 collection are Alis, in metallic lace with a soft pink silk georgette to give a delicate feminine look, Lily (pictured above) featuring Jean Bracq lace and silk georgette in contrasting colours, and Curiosa, which plays with the idea of looking through the keyhole with its nude tattoo tulle with floral motif concealing parts of the body.
Coco de Mer managing director Lucy Litwack 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. 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.”