Provocative, dominant and sexy. This is Atelier Bordelle – founded in 2007 by Alexandra Pope and designer Javier Suarez – the British label making waves for their seductive and luxurious pieces. This unique brand creates clothes that bring out your assertive inner goddess whilst also appealing to those fashionably minded who might want that something extra special underneath their outerwear.
My favourite item that tends to feature each season is their cage dress. Designed in their signature style of elastic satin bandages that “cage” and frame the curves of the body, these pieces have been featured in the likes of Vogue, Elle and Pop magazine. Having been high on my list of coveted items for a long while, finally on my birthday the cage dress became mine *squeals*.
They created my dress bespoke, and both the service and fit I received were excellent. Not all lingerie that is “high end” produces high quality garments – Bordelle delivers on both fronts, with a total of ten of my measurements working their way into the design of my dress.
Today Bordelle launch their spring summer collection and I’m thrilled to be able to post these pictures this morning. The S&M mentality continues with both a hotting up as well as a softening of their signature edgy style. Cage dresses have been transformed with the addition of nude pink satin bandages and bondage is brought to the fore with metal rings and buckles. Risque? Yes. Desirable? Absolutely.
Finally, Bordelle also create a number of accessories that should not be overlooked. I love that this year they included a body harness because I think these can look amazing over a simple tee and worn as outerwear. Don’t believe me? Just check out Sass and Bide and Bliss Lau for further inspiration along these lines. I really like the details of Bordelle’s accessories overall – strict but playful – the perfect adjunct to their lingerie pieces.
This season remains every bit as dramatic as the last. A Bordelle piece is well worth the investment Blog Reader, I hope you check them out some time!