Photographer Rankin has made a new erotic film for upmarket London retailer Coco de Mer. The two-minute film, which was shot at the Georgian Old Rectory manor house in Bletchingley, Surrey, takes viewers behind the scenes of his photoshoot for the erotic brand’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection.
Coco de Mer managing director Lucy Litwack said: “No one films erotica quite like Rankin. It is a highly sensual film, perfectly showcasing the new SS16 lingerie, in a gorgeous location. It sums up all that is perfect about those long summer days in England.”
The film showcases a lingerie collection inspired by the new Tim Burton film, Through The Looking Glass, released later this year. The range aims to recapture the wayward imagination of childhood. Its influences are derived from Lewis Carroll’s story of Alice but mixed with darker undertones.
New pieces include Alis, metallic lace with a soft pink georgette, Lily featuring Jean Bracq lace and Curiosa, inspired by the idea of looking through the keyhole – it features a nude tattoo tulle with floral motif to conceal parts of the body.
The Old Rectory was chosen for the shoot because is perfectly captures the splendour of Carroll’s landscapes. BBC1’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma and Channel 4’s The Politician’s Wife were both filmed at the Old Rectory.
Rankin has won multiple awards for X – his film collaboration with TBWA\London for Coco de Mer which has been described as ‘the ultimate mix of sensuality and fashion’ and his new film can be seen here.
Coco de Mer’s SS16 collection is available now at the boutique in Monmouth Street, London, and online at www.coco-de-mer.com