Autumn/Winter collections are breaking out all over the place! This collection is from Pleasure State, rich with ornamental designs and committed to being aesthetically pleasing – not everyday practical. The brand says of their two collections:
The strong ornamental theme in design for Pleasure State Couture and Pleasure State White Label Autumn|Winter 07/08 collections is juxtaposed between past and future. Not an anecdotal retrospective but a truly modern interaction between historical references and design adapted for modern end-use.
The baroque and Spanish touches are quite dramatic and lend themselves to fulfilling Pleasure State’s philosophy: that creativity and functionality should coexist (they loathe the smooth-bra trend, which is very practical but a decidedly less-sexy lingerie sphere). Crafted corsets (with nostalgic construction) have a presence in the collection, as do fabrics inspired by table linens, crochet stylings, and old lace mantillas. So you can see where these “historical references” come from! It is also worth noting that Pleasure State announced they hope to bring back the thong, which has been falling out of fashion lately with the prevalence of boyshorts – a trend we noted in the forums. Do you think they’ll succeed?