January 28, 2017
The final installment of Bordelle's SS17 collection has just landed at babylikestopony.
The sensual and sophisticated Nami range features exclusively developed guipure lace. Inspired by one of Japan's most iconic works of art, the Great Wave of Kanagawa, a woodblock print by 18th century artist Katsushika Hokusai. And also the inspiration behind one of our personal favourite art works, 'Uprisings' by contemporary artist duo Kozyndan.
'Nami', japanese for wave, is an exquisite combination of intricately embroidered scalloped Swiss guipure, Bordelle's signature customised satin elastic panelling, 24K gold plated hardware and silk satin bows in a soft palette of soft duck egg, caramel and cream. And, yes, black too.
It's not just other artists and lingerie designers that The Great Wave off Kanagawa has inspired.
French composer Claude Debussy shared the inspiration for The Sea (La Mer) on the cover of its sheet music. A sketch fashioned after The Great Wave off Kanagawa gave music lovers the iconic image to associate with the orchestral composition.
The poet Rainer Maria Rilke penned, "The Mountain," after being so impressed by the meticulousness that went into the print's creation, the poem begins: "Six and thirty times and hundred times/ the painter tried to capture the mountain,/ tore it up, then pushed on again/ (six and thirty times and hundred times)."
Oh, and It’s an emoji. Clearly its highest honour yet.