Coco de Mer has named the new Tim Burton film, Through the Looking Glass, as the inspiration for its SS16 lingerie and nightwear collection.
The London-based retailer, which is expanding into wholesale this year, said the new World of Wonderlust range aims to recapture the wayward imagination of childhood.
Its influences are derived from Lewis Carroll’s story of Alice, but mixed with darker undertones.
Highlights include the Alis collection, with metallic lace and soft pink silk georgette offering a delicate feminine look.
Lily features Jean Bracq lace and silk georgette in contrasting colours. Tassels dangle cheekily into peep holes of knickers. The fitted midi skirt with black silk waistband could be worn as an outerwear piece.
The Dinah range was made using embroidered ivory silk with gold hardware Curiosa is inspired by the idea of looking through the keyhole – it features a nude tattoo tulle with floral motif to conceal parts of the body.
Coco de Mer managing director Lucy Litwack said: “Walking into Coco de Mer is like entering a Wonderland of erotic pleasure.
“The Tim Burton film, Through the Looking Glass, provided the initial concept for the SS16 season.
“We then moved from Wonder to Wonderlust – the stage in a relationship when you are not sure if you are lusting after or in love with someone. It the period of uncertainty that everyone experiences when they really like someone.”
Litwack, who joined Coco de Mer from La Perla where she was brand director, 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,” she explained.
“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.”
Coco de Mer was voted Independent Retailer of the Year for the second year running at the 2015 Lingerie Awards.