The new season comes with a much awaited debut style wise. Victoria’s Secret Angel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley tries her hand at design for her first Marks & Spencer collection. The Autograph collection features 33 seductive pieces which encompass the supermodel’s creative vision. Classy yet seductive, the new pieces bring the best of both worlds. As one might remember, Rosie was very excited for this fun opportunity. M&S also released a statement which revealed that Rosie ‘encompasses the chic and sophisticated look synonymous with the Autograph brand, combined with the expertise and inspiration drawn from Rosie’s extensive experience in the fashion industry”.
Rosie took her inspiration from the glamorous past: “To find inspiration for the collection I trawled my favourite vintage shops and flea markets in London, LA and Paris where I found a treasure trove of gorgeous clothes and ornate pieces of jewellery, as well as pictures and patterns found in old design books and fashion magazines. Iwas particularly drawn to the opulent elegance of the Twenties era which really shows in my designs from the sumptuous silks I chose to the intricate deco-inspired embroidery detailing on the garments. The palette was not only inspired by my favourite Twenties pieces, but also it was largely influenced by the rich colours of different types of roses. From the muted tones of dusky pink and green through to dramatic scarlet blooms, I wanted the palette to evoke the beauty of a gorgeous British garden in summer.”
Of course, her background as a model also served her well as far as comfort is concerned: “I also drew on my experiences as a model to create lingerie pieces that work on the body and are as comfortable to wear as they are beautiful. My goal was to create a luxurious collection which could flatter women of all ages and sizes, inspiring confidence and making women feel gorgeous in their lingerie. I made sure each design incorporated different shapes of bra and knicker together with camis and kimonos to complement the figure.”
It’s no doubt that the model is a trusty source when it comes to flirty and seductive intimate apparel. DailyMail reports that according to M&S head of design for lingerie, Soozie Jenkinson, the gifted super model was a pleasure to work with: “It’s been a great experience working together with Rosie. She is as passionate about beautiful lingerie as we are. We have combined Rosie’s ideas with our extensive expertise in lingerie design and development to create a truly luxurious collection which is not only beautiful but also extremely accessible and affordable for our customers.”
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