Lingerie Trend Highlights for Spring 2016 ~ CurveNY Wrap-up
Spring 2016 Lingerie Market wrapped up last week following a very successful Curvexpo New York show held at the Javits Center. I spent three full days there focused on mining the products that will matter to a retailer’s inventory, particularly specialty stores. Because there is so much to see and I live in New York, I wait to review the brands I can visit until after the expositions. That said, I use this stage to target trends. I might not showcase all that I see here, either because I haven’t met with some key resource as yet, or because my photography skills do not do them justice. Even so, I believe the message is still quite clear.
The usual suspects still stand strong. Sports Bras and Cross over Loungewear continue to develop.
Love + Grace & Urban MuuMuu
Pluto & Pluto On The Moon
PJ Harlow & Amoena
Maternity is growing in importance in the Lingerie departments and the Curvy and Plus markets are on a path to grandeur. Their influence is evident in every category.
Elila & Tia Lyn
Sexy still sells but bondage is toned down. And Bridal is on many vendors menu.
Scantilly by Curvy Kate
Jane Woolrich & Marlies Dekkers
ADORN les dessous
Empreinte & ADORN les dessous
Jane Woolrich & Christine
However, for me, the big story was fabric innovation. This show revealed a powerful blue palette, many hues playing an important role, and Navy standing strong alongside black as a basic. The infusion of pinks and purples with a touch of yellow foretells the seasons to come.
Addiction & Maison Lejaby
Curvy Kate & Tullulah Love
New techniques in molding, lighter spacers, raw edges, emerge. Leather, Eyelets, Jacquards transform Intimate fabrics.
Gorgeous watercolor prints, fusing animal and floral motifs as well as the tried and true dot story are dominant. Print, transparent materials and lace fuse together to up the visual impact.
Anita Care & Rosa Faia Swimwear
Blackspade & Rago
Tutti Rouge & Gossard
Whisper light laces and sheer fabrics overlaid with embroidery and guipure transfer traditional intimate garments into a fairy-tale experience. Open weaves create sexy bodywear.
Marie Jo L’Aventure & Jupons de Tess
ID Sarrieri & Erica M
Va Bien & Else
Without exception, the amazing attention to details adds great value to products, justifying costs and setting the luxury market apart.
Helen Sanchez & Skarlett Blue
Empreinte & Simone Perele
Pluto & Tullulah Love
And tongue and cheek with a modern twist is always fun
Wrap Up & Commando
The colors in the Christine line are mouthwatering. I find them beautiful and feminine, yet there is a touch of spice. Those are colors that would flatter every figure and skin tone.