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The V&A is launching its own lingerie collection with Coco de Mer

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If youve ever wanted to wear lingerie inspired by an embroidered cushion cover, this is for you.

The Victoria and Albert Museum is launching a super-luxurious lingerie line, inspired by nature and artefacts in the V&As extensive collection.

The collaboration with British lingerie brand Coco de Mer features plenty of silky textures, lace finishes and intricate embroidery, and will showcase both the craftsmanship of the museums artefacts and the delicate nature of Coco de Mers designs.

The 32-piece The Beauty of Nature line is made up of four ranges, and includes various shapes of knickers, both wired and underwired bras, nightwear and bodysuits.

An 18th century English perfume bottle from the V&As archives was the inspiration for the Golden Heron print in deep blue and gold, and 17th century floral silk cushions influenced the Botanical Beauty design.

Coco de Mer X V&A - Golden Heron - Robe and Slip . The V&A Collection by Coco de Mer Golden Heron Slip RRP ?395.00 The V&A Collection by Coco de Mer Golden Heron Robe RRP ?495.00 Photo Credits: Rankin/The Full Service. The V&A Collection by Coco de Mer shot by Rankin and The Full Service will be available from the 15th August 2018 https://www.coco-de-mer.com/ and in global stockists. Pieces range from ?65 -?595 and the collection consists of 32 pieces. Coco de Mer has delved into the V&A Collections and adapted things such as William Morris' wreath-net furnishing fabrics from 1882 to make a print in silk and many more elements.

The Golden Heron Robe and Slip (Picture: RANKIN)

Traditional Korean laquer work and William Morris designs have also been used as inspiration for the collection.

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The Signature range in ruby red includes a kimono and long gown, and is inspired by Morris Wreathnet textile, designed in 1882.

It is an honour to collaborate with the V&A, said Coco de Mers CEO Lucy Litwack.

I have always loved the museum and as two British heritage brands with a passion for beauty, we were very well matched.

We met and felt that we could develop a lingerie collection that would embody key elements from both our brands – luxury, opulence and glamour.

The sensual collection combines the history held within the Victoria and Albert Museum with the contemporary silhouettes and sheer fabrics of Coco de Mers signature bedroom attire.

Its not cheap though; the long kimono robe from the Signature range will set you back £595.

The Golden Heron high-waisted thong can be pre-ordered for £135 and the Midnight Vine lined balcony bra costs £165.

The V&A Collection by Coco de Mer Botanical Beauty Longline Plunge Bra RRP ?165.00 The V&A Collection by Coco de Mer Botanical Beauty Bikini Brief RRP ?105.00 Coco de Mer X V&A - Botanical Beauty - Longline Bra and Brief. Photo Credits: Rankin/The Full Service. The V&A Collection by Coco de Mer shot by Rankin and The Full Service will be available from the 15th August 2018 https://www.coco-de-mer.com/ and in global stockists. Pieces range from ?65 -?595 and the collection consists of 32 pieces. Coco de Mer has delved into the V&A Collections and adapted things such as William Morris' wreath-net furnishing fabrics from 1882 to make a print in silk and many more elements.

The Botanical Beauty Longline Plunge Bra and Bikini Brief (Picture: RANKIN)

The V&As head of business development and licensing, Lauren Sizeland, said: The V&A and Coco de Mer share a passion for high quality, exquisite design so we were delighted when they approached us about a line of luxury lingerie.

From the final details and finishes of each item to the product names, we have collaborated with Coco de Mer to make sure that the collection blends the V&A brand handwriting with Coco de Mers aesthetics.

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The Beauty of Nature collection will be launched in September, just in time for AW19.

If you want to send a hint to your partner or treat yourself to something luxurious, items are available to pre-order items from Coco de Mer and Net-A-Porter on 15 August.

Check out the collection here.

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