Boutique London retailer Coco de Mer has launched a new range of latex clothing which has been designed by William Wilde – who has previously created garments for A-listers such as Kylie Minogue, Rita Ora and Lady Gaga.
The collection of red and black latex pieces marks the start of the fetish season, and Wilde said: “We all associate latex with sex because it is sensual to touch and extremely body-sculpting. It sucks you in and pushes you out in all the right places. I am thrilled with the new red and black pieces I have made for Coco de Mer which are made from an extremely high quality pearl sheen latex which has a gorgeous metallic finish like the bonnet of a Ferrari.”
Wilde designed a series of latex dresses for Kylie Minogue last year including two outfits for her Kiss Me Once tour, as well as the black latex cocktail dress with a giant bow which the singer wore to the Brits last year. The Aussie star has also worn his creations for magazine covers and album artwork.
Wilde said: “Working with Kylie was such fun – she wears latex beautifully and was so lovely at the fittings.”
Wilde created a bold sixties-style square pattern dress for Rita Ora for the launch of X Factor and a figure-hugging ‘duchess’ skirt that flares from below the knee for Lady Gaga.
“It is enormously flattering that so many celebrities want to wear my latex creations,” he said. “Latex is immediately sexy and bold in its appearance. It looks more immaculate than reality and that gives the outfits an edge that stars like.”
Wilde’s Coco de Mer collection includes three bras, knickers, suspender belts, basque, nipple covers, gauntlet gloves, mittens, pencil skirt and dress.
Coco de Mer managing director Lucy Litwack said: “William perfectly marries the worlds of fetish and fashion and we are very excited to be working together for the new fetish season. I’m delighted with the look of the range which beautifully reflects both our design aesthetic and that of William. The use of fishnet print and graphic lines combine to create a fashionable, bold and confident statement. We hope this will become an ongoing collaboration with William providing new pieces for us each season.”
All the new pieces have been made in the UK and they are available now at the boutique in Monmouth Street in London’s Covent Garden and via Coco-de-mer.com. Prices start at £65 for the nipple covers and go up to £445 for the red dress.