By ALISON CONNOLLY
I recently attended a workshop for a fascinating new concept called Fashion Feng Shui. At the heart of this practice you learn why you purchase the clothes you purchase, why you purchase certain items and never wear them, and you learn which fashion element best represents your true style and how to use that element to select future fashion purchases. That’s basically the super abbreviated version of what Fashion Feng Shui is all about, and I couldn’t help but think of how it applies to the brands I feature here on Lingerie Briefs (and if you’re interested in learning about the full concept, visit The Life Styled). Without going into detail about all 5 elements, the element I best represent is Metal, which means I am drawn toward luxurious and/or high quality brands that are structured and typically free from patterns. It makes perfect sense when I think back on so many of my favorite brands. It also explains why I was drawn toward the label Corporelle.
Corporelle is a niche brand of intimate apparel founded by Russian art critic Ksenia Rechenskaya and French artist Jacques Rousseaux. The collections center around designs that equal in comfort and sensuality, and aim to revive the lost art of intimates manufacturing in Saint Petersburg, Russia (which was once the historical center of the lingerie industry during the Imperial Era). All of its fine fabrics are sourced from France resulting in styles that are simple yet incredibly sensual. It is evident that the creative forces behind Corporelle want to inject the erotic into the everyday. This is apparent once you see their most recent look book images, and even more apparent when you take a look at their art-filled Instagram.
The following images are from their most recent collection, which should hopefully start popping up in boutiques worldwide this year!