The just-in-time-for-Valentines-Day Love collection from Fleur of England offers another example of what this label does best: re-imagines classic lingerie looks and colors in a way that makes them seem fresh, modern and exciting.
Almost every lingerie label on the planet is turning out pink and red styles at this time of year, but you’d have a hard time finding a set that is more appealing — or romantic.
Fleur’s Love series incorporates all the expected V-Day clichés — sheer red lace, pink bows, silk ties — but it’s far from being just another generic holiday collection. You’ll find surprising creative flourishes in every piece here.
Fleur’s Love babydoll (top photo), for instance, isn’t the flouncy thing the name suggests; in fact, it’s really a form-hugging body-con dress made from contrasting lace and tulle panels.
And the underwired balcony bra that Fleur has used in past collections also returns, with the elegant silk bustline cuffs that have become one of the label’s signature details.
What we love most about Love, though, is the same thing we love about all of designer Fleur Turner‘s work: she has a painter’s eye for color, and for making familiar hues play off each other. In this case, the collection starts with a luxuriant scarlet French leavers lace and complements it with fuchsia lace, candy pink silk and scarlet Italian tulle. Sounds almost common — until you see how beautifully the different fabrics, textures and colorways work together.
Love is the latest in a series of small, focused collections that Fleur has produced over the past couple of seasons and which offer new interpretations of traditional lingerie looks.
For instance, her onyx Iconic range (from last year’s 10th anniversary collection) combined French lace, silk and elastic bands and gave a new energy to traditional Parisian black lingerie. And her breathtaking (and brand new) Naked set (that’s a sample above) completely re-imagines the concept of nude undies, turning that wardrobe staple into something impossibly glamorous and seductive.
The Love set is available now on the FOE webshop. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, but also a romantic treat any day of the year. After all, this is a Love that’s sure to last.