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Couture Icon ~ Carine Gilson

April 16, 2017

By ALISON CONNOLLY

Carine Gilson Luxury Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Whenever I’m in need of lingerie inspiration, my go-to brand is Carine Gilson.  Even though fashion styles come and go, Carine Gilson’s designs remain a constant; which is a good thing considering her works are costly enough to be considered “investment pieces”.

If you’re familiar with the concept of luxury lingerie, then you are undoubtedly familiar with this brand.  In fact, Carine’s eponymous label is the industry standard upon which many other luxury designers measure themselves.  In reality there are only a handful of designers that are fortunate to stand upon the Carine Gilson pedestal, but none of them have surpassed her (yet) in longevity.

This made-to-measure label was founded in 1990, with its first boutique opening in Paris in 2004 (in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, no less).  Since then, the brand has established itself as the leading expert in luxury lingerie craftsmanship.  Each season brings us a unique color palette of hand-dyed Lyon silk that is often paired with Calais or Chantilly lace.  Carine’s lace work is the hallmark of her label, and often what makes her pieces instantly recognizable.

The current Summer 2017 season presents a refreshing citrusy color story of golden mimosa and brilliant purple cassis.  We also see some sumptuous options in classic black, vanilla and even a soft-blush metallic material (Lurex).  See the brand in motion…

Shop (or simply covet) the current season, as well as last year’s looks on the Carine Gilson website.

Carine Gilson Luxury Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Carine Gilson Luxury Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Carine Gilson Luxury Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Carine Gilson Luxury Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Carine Gilson Luxury Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Carine Gilson Luxury Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Carine Gilson Luxury Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Carine Gilson Luxury Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Carine Gilson Luxury Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Carine Gilson Luxury Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Carine Gilson Luxury Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Carine Gilson Luxury Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

 

 
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Featured Designers Gallery

 
 
This Gallery is a visual harbor of interesting details from inside the world of lingerie as well as beyond its boundaries. From Indie Designers to Established Brands, we feature garments that are usually cutting edge and/or timeless in their design of intimate apparel.

 
Occasionally included are images just to make you smile!
 
 
CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE:
 

 
 
ALISON CONNOLLY (aka Alison Rubke), Social Media Manager of Lingerie Briefs since June 2015. Alison was formerly co-founder/owner of the luxury lingerie boutique Faire Frou Frou and authored the blog: Frou Frou Fashionista. She now manages a variety of individual and business accounts on various social media platforms and is a regular contributor/author on Lingerie Briefs.
 
ELLEN LEWIS, Publisher/Editor Lingerie Briefs
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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WELCOME TO OUR GALLERY OF FEATURED DESIGNERS & FASHION ILLUSTRATION!
 
 

GALLERY: FEATURED DESIGNERS
 
From Indie Designers to Established Brands, we feature intimate apparel fashions that are usually cutting edge and/or timeless in their design.

 
CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE:
 

 

 
ALISON CONNOLLY (aka Alison Rubke), Social Media Manager of Lingerie Briefs since June 2015. Alison was formerly co-founder/owner of the luxury lingerie boutique Faire Frou Frou and authored the blog: Frou Frou Fashionista. She now manages a variety of individual and business accounts on various social media platforms and is a regular contributor/author on Lingerie Briefs.
 
ELLEN LEWIS, Publisher/Editor Lingerie Briefs
 
 
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FASHION ILLUSTRATION by TINA WILSON
 

 

 
Tina Wilson began her career in intimate apparel graduating from Parsons School of Design after receiving a full scholarship. While in her first design job at Christian Dior Lingerie she was personally selected by as Head Designer to work on the launch of Calvin Klein Underwear, the legendary minimalist brand he created. Tina was and remains the only designer ever hired by Calvin Klein personally for this position.
 
Following 4 successful years at Calvin Klein, Tina joined the Josie Natori Company, where she became the designer for the new contemporary division.  After 5 years with Natori, the opportunity arose to be Design Director for the launch of Donna Karan Intimates. Tina was selected by Donna Karan and worked for the licensee Wacoal America for the next 12 years, where she worked intimately with Donna conceiving, fitting, and merchandising her iconic bras, underwear, shape wear, yogawear and sleepwear….
 
 
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