Coco de Mer has collaborated with the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance, translating intricate detailing and iridescent surfaces onto glamorous silhouettes. Merging nature with richly dramatic embellishment, this collection celebrates the opulence of ornament from Georgian glass to traditional Korean lacquerware in silk satins and tulles, allowing you to immerse yourself in the delicate motifs and ornate patterns from the V&A’s rich archives.
The collection incorporates 4 different ranges for AW18, launching September 2018: Golden Heron, inspired by an 18th century glass and gilt scent bottle from the V&A’s collections; Botanical Beauty, featuring an embroidery detail from a silk cushion cover from the V&A’s textile collections; Midnight Vine, inspired by lustrous mother of pearl inlay found in the V&A’s collection of traditional Korean lacquerware, and Signature, a rich ruby coloured collection inspired by Wreathnet , a textile originally designed by William Morris in 1882.
Lauren Sizeland, Head of Business Development and Licensing at the V&A says: “The V&A and Coco de Mer share a passion for high quality, exquisite design so we were delighted when they approached us about a line of luxury lingerie. From the final details and finishes of each item to the product names, we have collaborated with Coco de Mer to make sure that the collection blends the V&A brand handwriting with Coco de Mer’s aesthetics.”