If the lingerie from new label Kisskill looks like something straight out of a 70s Bond girl’s wardrobe, it’s no coincidence.
Best known as the in-house designer for now-departed lingerie darling Bellechasse, Jane Carrodus titled her inaugural collection License to Kill, drawing on iconic super-heroines like Solitaire and Sylvia as muses. With a nod to the type of modern attitude embodied by feisty 90s supermodels, the look is glamorous with a dark and dangerous twist.
“I love the idea of a Russian secret agent wearing seductive lingerie under a trench coat as she sips on a martini,” Carrodus says.
It’s not all about going incognito, however. Kisskill is boudoir lingerie that is designed to be worn every day, especially if your day-to-day involves tearing around the cliff tops of Capri with the top back.
Feather-light chiffon robes, mesh-panelled bodysuits and classic bras are updated with playful details such as keyhole fronts, leopard prints and quarter-mould cups, while femininity is brought to the fore via luxurious fabrics and trims. The resulting collection is reminiscent of an Ellen von Unwerth photo shoot, where the main character is peering through a peephole, like a spy in the house of love.
Standouts include Bond, a retro-futuristic black bra with strappy, sporty architecture fashioned from stretch silk satin and soft lace, and silk men’s-style pyjamas, perfect for round the clock lounging or recovering from over-imbibing.
The Kisskill silhouette borrows from its vintage predecessors to create lingerie that is thoroughly fresh, modern and seductive.
Our photographer Josie Withers was on set for Kisskill’s License to Kill photo shoot and captured the behind-the-scenes imagery above.
Kisskill lingerie is available online.