The Pleasure Garden, described in Irish writer Oliver Goldsmith’s 1760 book The Citizen of the World as a place where every sense is “overpaid with more than expected pleasure”, was the inspiration behind the AW16 Coco de Mer collection. This decadent range was designed to enhance all feelings of sexual anticipation and desire, combining erotic shapes, sleek paneling and delicate laces for a sophisticated look.
Coco de Mer managing director Lucy Litwack said: “We hope to inspire new sexual experiences with our AW16 collection. The idea is to leave your everyday life at the gates of the garden and give in to temptation, allowing yourself to become completely sexually liberated. Whether a captivated outsider, pondering on the inner goings-on of the pleasure garden, or an accustomed visitor, anyone who steps inside the pleasure garden can allow themselves to be completely immersed into a world of pleasure.”
Highlights from the collection include Wren, with a bold lipstick red patent leather against a French cage embroidery; Alyssa featuring Solstiss chocolate and Bordeaux lace with deep garnet silk satin and the stunning Angelica, in a wet look lace with silk satin accents. Coco de Mer have also collaborated with traditional British corset company Vollers, established in 1899, to produce three corsets in the collection.