The Modern Geisha ~ Bordelle AW16
By ALISON CONNOLLY
Odds are, you are quite familiar with the brand Bordelle. If not, it is my privilege to get you acquainted. Since 2009, Bordelle has changed the game in luxury lingerie, and more specifically with bondage-inspired intimates. This UK label made the risqué just a bit more mainstream and S&M a bit more palatable, perhaps because it is infused with high-fashion glamour and created with groundbreaking designs.
The current Bordelle Autumn/Winter 2016 season showcases a provocative collection of intimates that explores the influence of Japanese art on the aesthetic of Western culture. The elegance and strength of the geisha, the ancient art of Kinbaku (Japanese forms of tight binding), and elements of origami inspire the current designs. As expected, Bordelle offers a selection of body harnesses, cuffs, cut-out bras and panties, and chokers in its signature bold strap styling with 24-carat gold detailing. No matter the variances of each season, this brand is instantly identifiable and a standout in the luxury lingerie community. A beautiful editorial campaign always accompanies the launch of the new collection, so without further ado, please enjoy the following images!