Wolford’s 2012 spring/summer collection is inspired by the theatrical costume and stage designs of Leon Bakst, a legendary Russo-French painter and designer.
Graphic patterns, lace and tiger skin markings are combined with a touch of 20s style – all based on Wolford’s much loved feminine silhouette.
The collection uses bold statements with little playful touches of retro lace, charming bow details or the finest line of Chantilly lace as a stocking seam, throughout.
The extensive Legwear collection underlines the main trend of strong patterns and offers fine spirals in the 20s design, peacock feathers and animal prints, striking line patterns and block stripes.
The style most likely to catch the eye of fashion editors next year are the tights with flames licking over the ankles.
The season’s Lingerie picks up on the spirit of the collection and supplements the figure-emphasising clothing themes with the right underwear. Models that combine seductive details with a shaping effect dominate: modelling satin together with floral web lace, shaping lace with nostalgically decorative rose tendrils or transparent filigree tulle combined with decorative lace.
Alongside the sophisticated panty with the higher shape up to the waistline, or an excitingly nostalgic body and panty in the corsage look, classic panties and bra shapes are also found in the four lingerie ranges.
Pink colour tones dominate the collection and add an elegantly romantic note to fine black.
The main focus of the Swimwear collection is the realisation of the whole collection’s style elements in consciously close-fitting models that have been individually implemented in figure-shaping fabrics – tailor-made for the perfect figure effect.
Opaque-transparent patterns emphasise the female contours or an expressive animal print attracts attention. The highlight for the beach and water is a uni-coloured swimbody with exciting corsage lacing in the front section which also creates the look of a slim waist thanks to the cleverly placed ruching.