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Fashion Illustrations ~ Body Beautiful

February 17, 2017

Today, Tina Wilson interprets the bodywear trend she saw at the Paris Salon International de la Lingerie. Her amazing sketches and her personal designs can be seen in The Gallery. READ and SEE more here

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A Love Story ~ Samantha Chang

February 14, 2017

Samantha Chang on Lingerie BriefsToday is Valentine’s Day, a universal tribute to love. For me, it has been celebrated in 3 stages: childhood, youth and as an adult. Most of the journey was about giving and getting: heart shaped cards on white doilies gave way to candy, flowers and more.  But it took 5 decades of living and 35 + years of marriage to finally define what a woman really loves; respect in the pursuit of individual passion. Devoting oneself to something uniquely fulfilling is the best gift of all.

I chose Samantha Chang’s Love Story robe to honor this holiday because the product itself tells Samantha’s personal love story. Her work reveals her understanding of the art of making lingerie. The precious details crafted with a loving needle are proof of her passion. As her studio expands, so does the appeal of the Samantha Chang brand to women worldwide. This print, a pink garden blooming effortlessly on 100% silk kimono and leavers lace draped over the silk Lola bra and panty set, perfectly capture Spring 2017 fashion trends.  They have become key items in the collection proving their retail viability.  Reinterpreted for several seasons, they satisfy lingerie lovers, gift givers and purveyors of feminine style.

“Where There Is Love And Inspiration, I Don’t Think You Can Go Wrong”
~Ella Fitzgerald

 

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Featured Designer ~ Corporelle

February 13, 2017

This week Alison has selected niche brand Corporelle to showcase in our Gallery.  Founded by Russian art critic Ksenia Rechenskaya and French artist Jacques Rousseaux and based on the concept of Feng Shui, this is a fascinating interpretation of Lingerie. READ and SEE more here

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Paris Salon International de la Lingerie Fall 2017 ~ My Take

February 7, 2017

Aubade on Lingerie BriefsAubade

I am just back from Paris and the semi-annual Salon International de la Lingerie and Interfiliѐre shows. Last week, I gave you an overview of what I believe to be the most important trends driving design in Intimate Apparel as we move forward into 2018. The critical story told at Interfiliѐre, best captured in the fairy-tale installation “Whisperings” paid homage to the lightness of lingerie. But wandering through the Salon, which showcases fall 2017 product, it was quite obvious that lightness was already a major message, particularly in lace, embroidery and garment structure. There is lots of tulle, mesh and sheer details. Straps still prevail, enabling sheer fabrics to partake in a direction one might identify as body mapping. The impact of feminine crossover dressing is apparent in slips, “dresses” and corsetry. All hail to the granny pant (hi-waisted brief), wireless and triangle bras. The curvy category has finally expanded to offer this woman multiple fashion options. Casual or over the top, metallic highlights were evident. Sports bras continue their upswing with innovative construction. Color palettes are dominated by pink, pale roses, blues and green and nothing makes more of an impact than the use of yellow. It is everywhere. Red and black as always and lots of nude mixed with color. In fact, nude takes on a fashion life of its own, ranging from blush pinks to toffee and cappuccino. The best prints showed movement and of course, there were flowers, but it was how they were used that mattered. The key to all of this is the juxtaposition of fabrics, prints, colors and attitude.  It is difficult to separate the trends as they seem to blend together to tell an entirely new story in lingerie; a story of unexpected beauty and creative thought

Take your time with this blog. There are over 60 images here; just a taste of what I saw and the pictures I captured.

Murmer on Lingerie BriefsMurmer

Le Journal Intime on Lingerie BriefsLe Journal Intime

Lin on Lingerie BriefsLyn

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Featured Designer ~ Maison Marcy

February 5, 2017

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This week Alison presents a new kind of sexy, the eccentric brand campaign just launched by Maison Marcy. See these fun pajamas for both men and women featured this week in the Gallery

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Whispering Light In Paris~Interfiliere Highlights

February 3, 2017

Chiharu Shiota installation at Bon Marché in Paris on Lingerie Briefs

I knew I was on to something when I saw the Chiharu Shiota installation at Bon Marché in Paris. I predicted that the theme of the Interfiliѐre and Salon de Lingerie was proffered here. I named it Whispering Light. And, I was right. The first installation at this year’s expo that  I encountered was in fact entitled “Whisperings”. It is a homage to the “dreamy lightness and beauty that makes lingerie stand out”. A collaboration between author, Kathryn Kemp-Griffin,  designer Jessica Haughton, Eastman yarns, Interspitzen & Bischhoff Textil, Haemmerle & Vogel, Ricamificio Junior, Soulis Kuehnis and Union was, to me, the essence of the show and its most important message.

Whisperings Installation at Interfiliere Paris Lingerie Show on Lingerie Briefs

Jessica Haughton design at Whisperings at Interfiliere on Lingerie Briefs

Jessica Haughton design in collaboration with Stretchline at Whisperings at Interfiliere on Lingerie Briefs

Airy light fabric and Laces at Interfiliere on Lingerie Briefs

Airy light fabric and Laces at Interfiliere on Lingerie Briefs

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Mission Statement

Lingerie Briefs is multi-faceted Lingerie and Fashion Blog for consumers and industry insiders written by Ellen Lewis and other experts from the Intimate Apparel world. Ellen created Lingerie Briefs as her virtual Lingerie boutique.”The merchandise that I feature are all products I have personally reviewed and which I would be proud to carry in my own shop. It’s an artistic and literary destination providing insight to both the Lingerie Industry and Lingerie Consumer.” …Ellen Lewis