Pistol Panties has collaborated with aristocratic model Lady Mary Charteris to design a luxury swimwear range for SS15, Lingerie Insight has learned.
Together, they have created a 12-piece collection that will be launched at Mode City, Paris next week, and delivered to retailers early next year.
The range takes inspiration from the 1980s’ glam rock era and each garment will be named after one of Lady Charteris’ friends.
“Mary is best friends with lots of girls from the cool London scene and we’re naming styles after them, so that’s quite exciting,” said Pistol Panties designer and founder Deborah Fleming.
“The collection is based on 80s rock, with a feminine vibe. It’s good girls on acid, basically. So it has a fresh, floral sweetness about it, but it’s got a rock edge. So we’re bringing in Brazilian cuts, but with like a floral skirt, so it’s a real contradiction.”
The partnership was formed as part of Pistol Panties’ 10th anniversary.
“Mary and I have been friends for years and we thought it would be great to do something together,” added Fleming.
“She has a very similar aesthetic to me; she’s really easy to design with. It’s so much fun because we have the same tastes.”