Coco de Mer hits latex note with Kylie designer

Lingerie boutique Coco de Mer has unveiled a “sensual” new collection as part of an exclusive collaboration with Kylie Minogue’s favourite latex designer.

The company commissioned William Wilde, who designed a series of latex dresses for the pop star last year, including two outfits for her ‘Kiss Me Once’ tour, to produce new boudoir pieces in red and black in time for the start of the fetish season.

Wilde is a big favourite with the stars and recently made dresses for Lady Gaga and Rita Ora. His collections have also made headlines with the likes of Rihanna, Daisy Lowe and Paloma Faith.

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Wilde’s Coco de Mer collection includes three bras, knickers, suspender belt, basque, nipple covers, gauntlet gloves, mittens, pencil skirt and dress.

Lucy Litwack, managing director of Coco de Mer, said: “William perfectly marries the worlds of fetish and fashion and we are very excited to be working together for the new fetish season.

“I’m delighted with the look of the range which beautifully reflects both our design aesthetic and that of William. The use of fishnet print and graphic lines combines to create a fashionable, bold and confident statement. We hope this will become an ongoing collaboration with William providing new pieces for us each season.”

Wilde created his debut latex clothing collection, ‘Madame Boucherie’, back in 2010 and works out of a studio in Queen’s Park, North London.

He commented: “We all associate latex with sex because it is sensual to touch and extremely body-sculpting. It sucks you in and pushes you out in all the right places. I am thrilled with the new red and black pieces I have made for Coco de Mer, which are made from an extremely high quality pearl sheen latex that has a gorgeous metallic finish like the bonnet of a Ferrari.”

His work with Kylie Minogue saw him design a bow-tied ‘garcon’ dresses in blue and black, as well as the black latex cocktail dress with a giant bow which she wore to the Brits last year. The Aussie star has also worn his creations for magazine covers and album artwork.

“Working with Kylie was such fun – she wears latex beautifully and was so lovely at the fittings,” he said. “It is enormously flattering that so many celebrities want to wear my latex creations. Latex is immediately sexy and bold in its appearance. It looks more immaculate than reality and that gives the outfits an edge that stars like.”

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