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Wearable Art ~ MENG

August 14, 2017

By ALISON CONNOLLY

MENG silk printed robes and pajamas on Lingerie Briefs

We are no stranger to the concept of luxury lingerie when it comes to our Gallery posts, and today’s feature on the U.K.-based brand MENG is no exception.  MENG is a contemporary luxury lifestyle brand with a heavy emphasis on Asian-inspired prints and styles that are tailored to suit the sophisticated woman’s taste.  If you are familiar with the label, which is sold at Selfridges, Neiman Marcus & Harrods (to name a few), then you know that its specialty is in kimono and pajama designs that are essentially wearable pieces of art.  With that in mind, the brand is taking a slightly different approach to its SS18 collection.  It’s focusing on a category between the worlds of loungewear and ready-to-wear by adapting its new shapes so that women can wear it for all occasions.  An idea like that makes the investment in one of its pieces that much more enticing!  For instance, for SS18 the pajama legs will be cropped, shirts belted and waists cinched in wide stripe belts, “allowing theatrical styling or everyday elegance”.  What remains consistent with the new collection is the brand’s selection of bold prints and striking colors. Learn more about this opulent, inspiring label (which also includes menswear) at https://meng.co.uk/

MENG silk printed robes and pajamas on Lingerie Briefs

MENG silk printed robes and pajamas on Lingerie Briefs

MENG silk printed robes and pajamas on Lingerie Briefs

MENG silk printed robes and pajamas on Lingerie Briefs

MENG silk printed robes and pajamas on Lingerie Briefs

MENG silk printed robes and pajamas on Lingerie Briefs

MENG silk printed robes and pajamas on Lingerie Briefs

MENG silk printed robes and pajamas on Lingerie Briefs

MENG silk printed robes and pajamas on Lingerie Briefs

MENG silk printed robes and pajamas on Lingerie Briefs

MENG silk printed robes and pajamas on Lingerie Briefs

 

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Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Bikini ~ Réard Swimwear

July 24, 2017

By ALISON CONNOLLY

Reard Swimwear on Lingerie Briefs

Here’s a bit of swimwear design trivia for you:  The bikini was invented in Paris by Louis Réard in 1946 following the end of World War II.  At the time, this radical design was intended to reflect the new attitude of women who were feeling liberated and strong following the war.  That brings us to another piece of swimwear trivia: The bikini was named after Bikini Atoll, the test site for the atomic bomb located in the South Pacific.  Needless to say, the reaction to this two-piece design was explosive!  In fact, it marked a definitive shift in the covered-up world of women’s fashions.  It wasn’t long before Hollywood embraced this skin-baring style, and created icons out of the women who wore it (such as Brigitte Bardot, Marilyn Monroe, and Ursula Andress).

All of this is relevant because the Réard name disappeared for decades, only to be brought back with a bang in 2017!  Once again based in Paris, the brand has recently re-launched with every intention of gaining its Hollywood elite status.  The clean, sophisticated lines of this swimwear brand are somewhat reminiscent of Eres Paris, with similar prices too.  But the brand wants to ensure that this is because they use the highest technology fabrics with the utmost attention to detail during each stage of the design, construction and manufacturing process.  If you look at the product specs for any particular swimwear design on their website, you get a sense of this attention toward creating the perfect fit.  Right now the brand designs mainly for the B-D cup customer, but it seems likely that this size selection will increase as the brand continues to grow.  It’s worth taking note that the Réard brand is not just a bikini label, it’s a full swimwear and beachwear line with styles that match a variety of poolside needs!

In the meantime, see the full selection of the new arrivals for this recently re-launched label here: https://www.reard.com/en-us

Reard Swimwear on Lingerie Briefs

Reard Swimwear on Lingerie Briefs

Reard Swimwear on Lingerie Briefs

Reard Swimwear on Lingerie Briefsa tribute to the original Reard bikini (see previous black & white photos)

Reard Swimwear on Lingerie Briefs

Reard Swimwear on Lingerie Briefs

Louis Reard Swimwear on Lingerie Briefs

Louis Reard Swimwear on Lingerie Briefs

Louis Reard Swimwear on Lingerie Briefs

Louis Reard Swimwear on Lingerie Briefs

Louis Reard Swimwear on Lingerie Briefs

Louis Reard Swimwear on Lingerie Briefs

Louis Reard Swimwear on Lingerie Briefs

 

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The Future is Bright ~ Voiment Intimates

July 9, 2017

By ALISON CONNOLLY

Voiment Intimates on Lingerie Briefs

It’s very encouraging seeing the new talent that’s emerging within the lingerie industry.  One such talent is Yuman He, an honors student from London College of Fashion who recently debuted Voiment Intimates as part of her graduating class final presentation.  This brand is not currently offered in stores, but the following images give you an idea of what the designer is expected to launch on her website (which is currently under construction).

Essentially, Voiment is a concept capsule collection of avant garde intimates and swimwear with a projected launch date of Winter 2018.  In the meantime, here’s a taste of what to expect from yet another member of this year’s LCF graduating class of fashion visionaries (we recently featured fellow graduating LCF classmate brand “Lily Rouse” in our Gallery).  How wonderful that there are education platforms that so beautifully assist students in creating such professional fashion portfolios!

The following images feature items from a group referred to as “The Scar Project”.

In the meantime, keep an eye on https://www.instagram.com/voimentintimates/ for updates on the official product launch.

Voiment Intimates on Lingerie Briefs

Voiment Intimates on Lingerie Briefs

Voiment Intimates on Lingerie Briefs

Voiment Intimates on Lingerie Briefs

Voiment Intimates on Lingerie Briefs

Voiment Intimates on Lingerie Briefs

Voiment Intimates on Lingerie Briefs

Voiment Intimates on Lingerie Briefs

Voiment Intimates on Lingerie Briefs

Voiment Intimates on Lingerie Briefs

Voiment Intimates on Lingerie Briefs

Voiment Intimates on Lingerie Briefs

Voiment Intimates on Lingerie Briefs

 

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Everything’s Coming Up Roses ~ Rose Fulbright

July 5, 2017

By ALISON CONNOLLY

Rose Fulbright Hand-Painted Silk Loungewear and Beachwear on Lingerie Briefs

If you have been a fan of Lingerie Briefs for some time, you are likely familiar with Ellen’s appreciation for hand-painted silks, and how art is interpreted into fashion.   Knowing that makes this feature on British loungewear & beachwear label Rose Fulbright that much more meaningful.

Hand-painted prints are at the core of every collection, with a distinct inspiration for each season’s patterns.  Launched in 2013 as a lingerie label, the designer found her niche in 2015 with the launch of her Tropical collection that used paintings by Rose Fulbright’s grandmother.  Since then we have seen seasonal collections that range from bright and summery to dramatic and seductive.  Right now, considering we are in the midst of swimwear season, I just wanted to focus on the warm-weather, beachwear styles.

All of the prints you will see are hand-painted, which makes this brand wearable art that will be treasured for years to come.  For those of you who not likely inclined to lounge in pure silk, the latest season introduces cotton silk separates as a versatile loungewear option.

You can shop the full collection of Rose Fulbright designs, for both men and women, on her website.

I dream of an art of balance, of purity and serenity
Henri Matisse

Rose Fulbright Hand-Painted Silk Loungewear and Beachwear on Lingerie Briefs

Rose Fulbright Hand-Painted Silk Loungewear and Beachwear on Lingerie Briefs

Rose Fulbright Hand-Painted Silk Loungewear and Beachwear on Lingerie Briefs

Rose Fulbright Hand-Painted Silk Loungewear and Beachwear on Lingerie Briefs

Rose Fulbright Hand-Painted Silk Loungewear and Beachwear on Lingerie Briefs

Rose Fulbright Hand-Painted Silk Loungewear and Beachwear on Lingerie Briefs

Rose Fulbright Silk Loungewear and Beachwear on Lingerie Briefs

Rose Fulbright Silk Loungewear and Beachwear on Lingerie Briefs

Rose Fulbright Silk Loungewear and Beachwear on Lingerie Briefs

Rose Fulbright Silk Loungewear and Beachwear on Lingerie Briefs

Rose Fulbright Silk Loungewear and Beachwear on Lingerie Briefs

Rose Fulbright Silk Loungewear and Beachwear on Lingerie Briefs

Rose Fulbright Silk Loungewear and Beachwear on Lingerie Briefs

Rose Fulbright Silk Loungewear and Beachwear on Lingerie Briefs

Rose Fulbright Silk Loungewear and Beachwear on Lingerie Briefs

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Budding Talent ~ Lily Rouse, London

June 12, 2017

By ALISON CONNOLLY

Lily Rouse London on Lingerie Briefs

If you were a super fan of the show Sex & the City like I was, then you may be familiar with the following Carrie Bradshaw quote from the series finale: “I’m someone who is looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other-love”.  How does that apply to this blog post?  Just replace the word love with lingerie.  It pretty much describes the type of work you will see from the soon-to-be-launched brand Lily Rouse, London.  It may not be your basic underwear that goes with every outfit, but it’s incredibly special and completely essential to any fashion-lover.

Currently Lily Rouse is a concept collection by designer Georgina Lily Rouse, who is an honors fashion contour student at the London College of Fashion.  It’s remarkable how evident it is that one’s calling should be in lingerie design.   Her work displays a creative use of embellishments (you will see fishing flies on a particular bra), and technical achievements in fabric manipulation techniques and intricate details. The debut collection (featured here) will launch shortly in Autumn 2017, and will likely be a limited offering of couture pieces.In the meantime, start clearing out a special place in your lingerie drawer for Lily Rouse!

Lily Rouse London on Lingerie Briefs

Lily Rouse London on Lingerie Briefs

Lily Rouse London on Lingerie Briefs

Lily Rouse London on Lingerie Briefs

Lily Rouse London on Lingerie Briefs

Lily Rouse London on Lingerie Briefs

Lily Rouse London on Lingerie Briefs

Lily Rouse London on Lingerie Briefs

Lily Rouse London on Lingerie Briefs

Lily Rouse London on Lingerie Briefs

Lily Rouse London on Lingerie Briefs

Lily Rouse London on Lingerie Briefs

Lily Rouse London on Lingerie Briefs

https://www.instagram.com/lilyrouselondon/
Photography: Julian Marshall
Model: Chloe Borges
Makeup: Camilla Tew

 

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G’day iolé Lingerie

June 5, 2017

By ALISON CONNOLLY

iolé Lingerie in the Gallery on Lingerie Briefs

iolé is a new luxury lingerie label from Melbourne,  Australia that specializes in creating pieces that are ethically-conscious and environmentally-friendly.  It’s a brand that you might say specializes in “slow fashion”, which means its designs are not dictated by trends but rather by classic looks that will never go out of style.  Every piece created by iolé is handmade on the day it’s ordered, which means there is as little waste as possible that goes into the manufacturing process.  This also means there are limited quantities made for each collection, which adds an element of exclusivity to their designs.  In fact, this lingerie brand often will use lace that is so exclusive, that only a small number of each garment can be created. What’s unique about iolé is that their team feels so confident about the craftsmanship and materials made to create their products that they offer a guarantee of lifetime sewing repairs on all pieces.  Luckily all of this exclusivity and handmade ordering does not translate to a lengthy turnaround in receiving your order, in fact, the brand commits to shipping out most orders within just 3 days. At this time all orders go through the brand’s website, which offers free express worldwide shipping.  iolé is definitely not only kind to the environment, but kind to its customers!

iolé Lingerie in the Gallery on Lingerie Briefs

iolé Lingerie in the Gallery on Lingerie Briefs

iolé Lingerie in the Gallery on Lingerie Briefs

iolé Lingerie in the Gallery on Lingerie Briefs

iolé Lingerie in the Gallery on Lingerie Briefs

iolé Lingerie in the Gallery on Lingerie Briefs

iolé Lingerie in the Gallery on Lingerie Briefs

iolé Lingerie in the Gallery on Lingerie Briefs

iolé Lingerie in the Gallery on Lingerie Briefs

iolé Lingerie in the Gallery on Lingerie Briefs

iolé Lingerie in the Gallery on Lingerie Briefs

iolé Lingerie in the Gallery 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