This Season, The Lady is a Vampire and a Vamp
The best thing about Autumn? The nights get longer. The shadows get darker. And deep in the gloom, things are shrouded in mystery.
AP’s autumn girl revels in darkness. She’s too hungry for dinner at 8, she prefers dining when the clock strikes the witching hour. Like the bewitching Elizabeth Taylor in the 1968 film Secret Ceremony, she hides her nocturnal passions with daylight feminine charm. Eyes flashing with untold secrets, only she knows what she really wants.
The autumn collection takes inspiration from the languid ostentation of Taylor in her palatial Kensington townhouse; satin and silk, a little bit vixen, a lot vamp.
Flashes of scarlet and whispers of lace for the woman who is all too aware of dark desires.
(Winona Ryder as Mina Harker in Bram Stoker’s Dracula)
The second muse for the season comes from the dramatic scenes of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, where Winona Ryder plays Mina Harker, tragically entranced by Count Dracula’s sinister seduction. Bound by day into stiff Victorian corsets and bustles of taffeta, she is free after dark to waft around in lighter-than-air chiffons and trailing ribbons.
All the erotic danger of vampires and devilment makes for thrills of fancy in the world of Agent Provocateur. A gripping psychological thriller is catnip to an AP girl. And none more so than Creative Director Sarah Shotton, who has used the ghoulish fantasies of our dark imaginations and turned them into something ravishing.