Paris Part Two ~ The Salon International de la Lingerie Fall 2019

By ELLEN LEWIS

Salon International de la Lingerie 2019 featured on Lingerie Briefs

Today’s exposé is a testimony to the Fall 2019 style direction that was on display at the recent Salon International de la Lingerie, Eurovet’s premiere European Intimate Apparel show.  This exposition was all about the brands, their products and the vision seeded at Interfilère last year. In 2018 we spoke of the emerging focus on the body “more as a subject and less as an object”. I remind you of this message because one year later this statement has been embraced more emphatically as cultural shifts have placed the importance of female empowerment on center stage. Two opposing codes of pleasure have emerged (thank you Jos Berry for this concise explanation.) The first is a need for decency, authenticity and preservation of heritage. The second is all about breaking the rules. In the process the dichotomy of this message has enabled multiple design themes to percolate.  In last week’s editorial I pinpointed some of the movements that are shaping creative decisions throughout the lingerie industry. But here, it’s the design element on which I want to focus.

Undress Code Fall 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsUndress Code

Bralettes and Bodywear were dominant shapes. As a result, wirefree bras have surged. This classification of intimates was front and center on every line I reviewed. Add to this the plunge neckline in many underwire styles and the lack of “push” in bra construction, and it is clear that the natural body and comfort are paramount.  One critical point is the continued growth of larger cups and the increase of plus sizes in many foundation lines.  Curvy has entered the mainstream.

Just a Corpse fall 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsJust a Corpse

I was also, acutely aware of the influence of dancewear. I am certain it is inspired by the increase of intimates in street apparel. One example is the innovative brand, Just a Corpse. Coupled with that is the impact of sport on intimate shapes.

Chantal Thomas fall 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsChantel Thomas

Garments are engineered with linear elements that contribute to an architectural and graphic visual statement. But lightness prevails as designers juxtapose laces, nets, power mesh, and sheer fabrics into their designs. Large abstract florals  prints, particularly roses and of course,embroidery. Embroidery and Guipure  are integrated into construction as well as applied as a detail. Leather, latex, velvet, metallic surfaces, and lurex were an interesting counterpoint to lightness. It’s all about mixing it all up.

Chantelle fall 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsChantelle

There was also interesting shaping elements, loungewear and a major statement about natural comfort and design simplicity, expressed best by Chantelle’s Soft Stretch collection. But most of these categories are better expressed in North America. So I will save them for my New York Curve recap. As for color, every shade of pink and red, the usual precancel of blue, watery pastels and most exciting; earthen shades including yellow and greens. After editing several hundred photos, there are still over 70 shown here.

Lejaby fall 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsMaison Lejaby

Understatement fall 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsUnderstatement

Aubade fall 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsAubade

Flash You And Me fall 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsFlash You And Me

Paloma Casile fall 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsPaloma Casile

Chantal Thomas fall 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsChantal Thomas

Lonely fall 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsLonely

Underprotection 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsUnderprotection

Undress Code 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsUndress Code

LUV lingerie 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsLUV Lingerie

LOU lingerie 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsLOU Lingerie

Just a Corpse 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsJust A Corpse

Maison Lejaby 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsMaison Lejaby

Paloma Casile 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsPaloma Casile

Jolidon 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsJolidon

Taryn Winters 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsTaryn Winters

Valery 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsValery

Jolidon 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsJolidon

Valege 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsValege

Chantal Thomas 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsChantal Thomas

Lascana & Milakrasna 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsLascana &Milakrasna

Nassi Collant 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsNassi Collant

Undress Code 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsUndress Code

Silent Arrow 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsSilent Arrow

Opaak 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsOpaak

Elomi 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsElomi

Louise Feuilliere 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsLouise Feuilliere

Bordelle 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsBordelle

Corsetorium 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsCorsetorium

Elisa Poppy 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsElisa Poppy

E.L.F. Zhou 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsE.L.F. Zhou

Impudique by Charlotte Cantazaro 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsImpudique

Elisa Poppy 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsElisa Poppy

Elisa Poppy 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsSuperbe

Room 24 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsRoom 24

Maison Lejaby 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsMaison Lejaby

Passionata 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsPassionata

Aubade 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsAubade

Simone Perele 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsSimone Perele

Cadolle 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsCadolle

Prelude 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsPrelude

Taryn Winters 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsTaryn Winters

E.L.F. Zhou 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsE.L.F. Zhou

Flash You and Me 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsFlash You And Me

Aubade 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsAubade

Simone Perele 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsSimone Perele

Hämmerle Spitzen as feature d on Lingerie BriefsHämmerle Spitzen

Empreinte 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsEmpreinte

Louisa Bracq 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsLouisa Bracq

Louisa Bracq 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsLouisa Bracq

Louisa Bracq 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsLise Charmel

Impudique by Charlotte Cantazaro 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsImpudique

Forster Rohner 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsForster Rohner

Simone Perele 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsLOU

Valege 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsValege

Empreinte 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsEmpreinte

Samantha Chang 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsSamantha Chang

Valery 2019 as featured on Lingerie BriefsValery

Patricia Garde as featured on Lingerie BriefsPatricia Garde

Cadolle as featured on Lingerie BriefsCadolle

Chantal Thomas as featured on Lingerie BriefsChantal Thomas

elomi as featured on Lingerie BriefsElomi

Freya as featured on Lingerie BriefsFreya

Lonely as featured on Lingerie BriefsLonely

Valery as featured on Lingerie BriefsValery

LOU as featured on Lingerie BriefsLOU Lingerie

Studio Pia as featured on Lingerie BriefsStudio Pia

Empreinte as featured on Lingerie BriefsEmpreinte

Maison Lejaby as featured on Lingerie BriefsMaison Lejaby

Nubian Skin as featured on Lingerie BriefsNubian Skin

In the end, the major message is the invincible woman, every facet of her, feminine and fierce, finally finding her voice. Precious, powerful, persistent and positive, she is rock and ballet and a pantheon of energy. She is indomitable.

 

2 Discussion to this post

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  2. Laure says:

    thank you Ellen!

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