By ESTELLE PULESTON
For fans of the lingerie-as-outerwear trend, Pattricia A. Garde is a gem of a brand. It was founded in 2015 by Teerawit Jenwitthayachai, who, after studying fashion design in both Bangkok and Paris, discovered she couldn’t find any bras she liked after returning to Thailand. So she set out to design some herself!
While Teerawit believes that lingerie should be functional, she also views it as an accessory. Just like a bracelet or a pair of shoes, it’s something you wear to express yourself.… Read More
Destined to be an On Gossamer fan favorite the light as air, Next to Nothing Triangle Bralette delivers its debut performance this season. True to the brand ethos of ultra-comfortable, weightless underwear, this over the head style is engineered in a silky-smooth micro-fiber combined with a soft breathable mesh. Constructed with 2-ply triangle cups, a delicate mesh jacquard bottom elastic band, and adjustable straps this bralette provides a soft supportive fit for sizes S-XL.
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By TINA WILSON
It was just over 20 years ago I first fought the battle we are once again fighting. The never-ending battle for a woman’s right to choose. It was a clear day in DC back in 20 something, and along with what seemed like a million other women we marched, and we responded to the vitriol being hurled at us in kind. We raised our signs as high as our arms would allow and by the afternoon, we were convinced we had won.
The evening of the march we found ourselves celebrating our brief victory in Nancy Pelosi’s apartment, sipping mimosas and dining on canapes.… Read More
By ASI EFROSI first met with the UK-based bodacious young designer, Sofia Bianchi, at the Flying Solo New York Fashion Week in September 2021 where Sofia debuted her futuristic collection of slick dance-inspired bodywear. While watching her creations flow against the blue sky of the rooftop runway I knew that I was witnessing the work of rare talent. After the event, Sofia graciously shared the details of her life and her artistic pursuit. This is our conversation.
Q. How do you see your purpose as a creator and designer? … Read More
By ELLEN LEWIS
I am very excited to introduce our newest Spotlight Partner, Mey. Ever since I first saw this charismatic intimate apparel collection at Curve, I have been mesmerized by their merchandising acumen. Their integration of every facet of lingerie into a lifestyle vision is mesmerizing. Using coordinated colors and prints, Mey delivers 8 dynamic deliveries per year that flow together flawlessly. Within each product category are Never Out of Stock basics which enable the retailer’s fast replenishment and margin growth.
Founded in Germany in 1928, it remains a family-owned business now managed by 3rd and 4th generation members.… Read More
By ELLEN LEWIS
This season the bridal business is burgeoning. Wedding plans surge as the pandemic subsides. That’s good news for the Intimate Apparel business. As I have said before:
“There is an alchemy between the Lingerie and Bridal Industries. Both worlds are devoted to the feminine self. The products revealed in this space are about beauty and self-esteem; their purpose to bring pleasure, passion, and gratification to a woman’s life.”
In this post, I have culled the market, reaching out to brands who focus on bridal lingerie.… Read More
By ESTELLE PULESTON
Somewhere up near the top of my current lingerie wishlist is a set by Miss Vivienne, a small Scottish brand created by Vivienne Lynch. Launched in 2017 right after she completed a fashion degree, this indie label has since grown into a small team of four people who still create everything in house and on a made-to-order basis, in line with the brand’s ethos for ethical and sustainable production.
It’s a brand that I constantly see others wearing on Instagram, where it always catches my eye thanks to considered silhouettes and visually-impactful fabric choices.… Read More