Fire, Stone, Ice and Silk: The Between the Sheets ‘Andromeda’ Collection
Note: The below lookbook contains images which are NSFW.
Every once in awhile, and I do mean on very rare occasions, I run across a collection that I wish I could keep secret. I feel so spellbound, so mesmerized, that trying to commit my sentiments to paper (or WordPress) seems almost sacrilegious. There’s a power in secrets, in things hidden from sight and known only to a select few. In an era when most brands are clamoring for attention, Between the Sheets has gone in quite the opposite direction, releasing a new collection that’s elusive, mysterious, and utterly sublime.
Andromeda, Between the Sheets’ first bespoke collection, draws on myth and legend to explore concepts like love, sacrifice, strength and power through the medium of lingerie. The lookbook, shot on the unreal beaches and vistas of Iceland, perfectly conveys that tension between strength and malleability, a tension reflected in the composition of the pieces themselves, a brilliantly creative fusion of soft, diaphanous silk and tulle with brass, copper, Swarovski crystal, and cord. This collection is beautiful, yes, but it’s also thoughtful, philosophical even, nudging gently at the concept of what lingerie can be. By reimagining the myth of Andromeda, designer Layla L’obatti also reimagines womanhood and femininity, particularly the contrast between one’s outer presentation and inner self.
Unlike the primary Between the Sheets line, Andromeda is not a collection developed with the intent to mass produce. Each piece is made to order, bespoke, free from mundane concerns such as hanger appeal and storage. It’s beauty for beauty’s sake, and those interested in ordering from the Andromeda collection can contact the brand directly (email@example.com) for prices and product information.
What do you think of Between the Sheets’ new collection? Would you wear anything from their debut bespoke range?
- Model: Arden Leigh
- Photographer: Josh Verleun
- Design, Styling, Hair: Layla L’obatti