MAKING A STATEMENT WITH COCO DE MER
BY SARA DARLING
Coco De Mer offers sexy, erotic lingerie and sophisticated sex toys, so its no wonder it has chosen supermodel and activist Waris Dirie to front their AW19 Icons campaign.
Shot by long time collaborator, Rankin, Coco de Mer is backing the fight to stop female genital mutilation by using activist Dirie, who was subjected to FGM as a child. Having established the Desert Flower Foundation to raise awareness of the practice in 2002, Coco De Mer is supporting the charity by donating sales from the collection.
The stunning black and white images showcase the collection which has taken inspiration from the Renaissance period. With silk and mesh to seduce and tantalise, the intricate lace details add a touch of coyness.
Other pieces portray intricately entwined figures depicting different stages of sexual awakening, which is as suggestive to the wearer as to the voyeur.
Using iconic silhouettes with updated designs, it is the go to brand for women to feel empowered, sexy and strong.
AW19 is available from Coco de Mer’s flagship boutique in London’s Covent Garden and global outlets from June 2019.