As far as classicism-turned-erotic-fantasy goes, Coco de Mer’s Aphrodite lingerie campaign takes an inescapable hold on your attention and refuses to let it go. There’s something in the mix of the model’s dark allure and physical perfection and the Vegas painted faux-scenic backdrops that together makes for more enticing viewing than if the whole thing were more historically faithful. It’s like Homer by way of ’70s erotica, an ingenious mix that sums up both the collection and the brand’s forthright philosophy.
Of course these pieces would be served just as well in full classicism mode, or indeed as modern boudoir pieces styled for a multitude of different situations and sins. The Aphrodite collection features sheer silk tulle with sumptuous gold sparkles, leather cuffs and belts, and bronze metallic accents, making the whole set of pieces luxurious as well as deeply sensual.
The goddess of love is the collection’s namesake for a reason: it would do her proud.
Click on the thumbnails and browse the gallery for more of the campaign. If you’re in London, it’s also worth checking out coco-de-mer.com for some upcoming Salon classes in the art of the tease.