Dear Blog Reader, I confess, this was supposed to be part two of my Valentine’s Day lingerie feature. That was the plan until I read about Agent Provocateur‘s spring collection on the blog Fashion Daydreams, and paid a visit to their SoHo store with my good friend and fellow lingerie devotee Allison. Honestly I was so taken with this collection tonight I decided to dedicate my Valentine’s Lingerie Lust to it. (Also a little dedication please to the two lovely staff Denise and Nicole who spent an hour with me in SoHo before the boutique closed, patiently showing me all the new pieces.)
French actress Mylene Jampanoi stars in the spring campaign for Agent Provocateur, a truly fabulous choice for the brand. Taking inspiration from 70’s erotic movies such as Emmanuelle and The Story of O (the soft focus filming being replicated in the editorial spread) the spring collection is a gorgeous mix of textures, prints and style with something for everyone – playful polka dot (sprinkle bar and briefs); lace and ruffles (baby, ariel) and modern cut outs (shandy) form the new spring line. Some of the new corsets are designed to stop traffic (mercy, see below)…
Floral print (Daena) (a print which, from the look of the first day of New York Fashion Week, look set to stay into fall / winter) is a welcome inclusion in the collection (I associate Agent Provocateur with a certain fierceness and this is a very soft and sensual style for them). I love the emphasis on high waisted briefs and the daring cut-out patterns. Modern and retro – it’s a well put together yet diverse range.
Interestingly, in-store I was drawn to Agent Provacateur’s new swimwear. The colours this year are striking and designs naturally follow on from the lingerie collection. The Mazzy one piece (below left) and Bree bikini (below right) are amazing – I absolutely have to own one of these for my summer holidays to Europe this year. (On that note, which gets your vote, Blog Reader?)
Photos: Agent Provacateur.
One thing remains – for me to wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day. I want to leave you with the words of one of my most loved style icons, Audrey Hepburn, who said:
“The best thing to hold on to in life is each other”*
Have a great weekend!! StyleOnTheCouch xo