Lingerie Art ~ Helen Sanchez

August 14, 2012

Helen Sanchez eyelet embroidery details on silk/cotton voile

Since I think of myself more as a curator than an actual artist, the discovery of raw talent with a sustainable vision is the way I nourish my own creative appetite.  What makes the Curve show so satisfying is the ability to find an idea, a style or a designer whose presence in the Lingerie market is destined to make a difference.   There is a variety of  contributions that a well-conceived product can transfer to the bottom line, but first and foremost, nothing quite surpasses the impact of pure beauty when the subject is lingerie.  A uniquely feminine process, intimate design is a sensual and exquisite art form that, when well executed, ignites a very visceral impulse.

This is the reaction I had when I initially saw the Helen Sanchez collection at CurveNY last February.  But since continuity is how I reinforce my perspective, it was at this August show that I locked in my opinion.  This is an investment brand, classic and elegant.  Clearly crafted with a well-schooled eye for intimate fit and function, these are luxury styles that manage to maintain a relaxed and comfortable attitude.  Helen Sanchez - Lace applique on knitAn interesting Helen Sanchez eyelash lace pastels on silk cami'smélange of modernity with bohemian Paris, pre-war Berlin, and art deco influences, Helen’s personal passion for intimate design is quite clear.  Her brand is a gallery of timeless lingerie art.

“Every concrete object
has abstract value,
is timeless in the
dream parallel.” 
Hilda Doolittle


READ  INTIMATE VISION:  “Gems Of European Lace” Exhibit At The Met by Marina Rybak

READ LITERARY LINGERIE:  Heroics At CurveNY ~ Brave New Brands by Morgan O’Neill


READ INTIMATE AFFAIRS:  Intimate Insider News by Moira Nelson



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Lingerie Briefs is my 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 is an artistic and literary destination providing insight to both the Lingerie Industry and Lingerie Consumer. Our mission is to prove that … 
 Ellen Lewis