'Wilde' Embroidered Tulle & Elastic Lingerie Set By Bordelle

'Wilde' Embroidered Tulle & Elastic Lingerie Set By Bordelle, 2020, designed in the UK & made in Romania. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice.

Date: 2020

Origin: Designed in the UK, made in Romania

Fabric: Embroidered voile, elastic strapping

Brand: Bordelle


A soft cup bralet, waist cincher and open back brief crafted from a custom embroidered voile, satin elastic strapping and gold plated metal hardware. The delicate shades of pale pink and navy blue offer a softer approach to the brand’s signature bondage inspired aesthetic. The bralet’s silhouette appears as a modernised interpretation of the 1920s ‘Kestos’ style bra, with crossover cups and underbust strapping.

Bordelle’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection drew its inspiration from the Victorian Aesthetic Movement. The custom made embroidery in the ‘Wilde’ range was inspired by the inventions of X-Ray and Photography, with the botanical motifs offering a nod to photographer Anna Atkin’s focus on flora and fauna. The range was also available in jade green/gold and cream/powder blue colourways.

Bordelle was founded in 2007 Alexandra Popa and Javier Suarez, initially offering a mix of lingerie and bodywear with its now signature ‘bondage’ inspired aesthetics. The brand continues to focus many of its designs on satin elastic strapping and luxurious 24ct gold components, often incorporating details such as custom designed embroidered tulles and delicate satin bows.


From the collection of Karolina Laskowska

Museum number: KL-2022-067


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