This month, we focus on the other side of Mey’s intimates’ business: Mey’s men’s undergarments. Here we zero in on the ‘Sexy Cards’ collection launching for A/W 23 in an alluring assortment of clever prints and coordinating cotton knits from the brand’s ‘Symbol’ and ‘Relax’ groups. Constructed in the essential shapes and patterns to which men tend to gravitate: boxers, t-shirts and easy loungewear, they look like an easy upsell in any lingerie store. … Read More
Maybe it’s because the new Spring/Summer 2023 Kilo Brava collection was created while founder and designer Kristin Bear was pregnant with her third child, but this season, the brand takes on a distinctly familial flavor. Inspired by a country lifestyle, away from the city, Kristin infused a more romantic vision into these pieces. Clean pastel colors, painterly florals and airy chiffon and cotton fabrics complement customer favorites like the embroidery and satin groups. Of course, … Read More
By ASI EFROS
Taurat Hossain, a brilliant millennial who has quickly risen to become New York’s sought-after editorial fashion photographer, shares the ups and downs of his journey.
Originally from Queens NY, born to a single mother of four from Bangladesh, he was raised on the West Coast.
“I was always content with my life in Los Angeles. However, every time I visited New York, I was in love with the idea of my … Read More
By ELLEN LEWIS
Dita von Teese
Curve New York took place at the Javits Center this February in a venue flooded with light and elevated above the conventional trade show jamboree. Many of the stories I noted reinforced the Paris themes: glitter and glow, bodysuits, intricate embroideries, graphic laces, and seduction. A carousel of dynamic prints in vivid colors merge with a palette of deep pink, purple and blue soaked hues, bright greens, yellow and … Read More
By ELLEN LEWIS
Evolution Concepts is a boutique lingerie show that runs in tandem with Curve (more about that in a few days). It is a market gem, intimate and engaging held in a NYC studio loft confined to brands who prefer this open space environment to showcase their lines. It’s very focused. Both the buyers and brands enjoy the vibe. Although, as do I, many of us wish that the two shows were … Read More
By ESTELLE PULESTON
Launched in 2017 by Parisian designer Laure Stromboni, Lorette is a lingerie brand on a mission to create art, community, and the freedom and confidence that comes with self-expression.
Finding the existing lingerie industry to be somewhat lacking in creativity and often hypersexualized, Stromboni wanted to create a line of intimates that “evoke a sensation, an experience rather than dictating how sexy you should feel”.
It was also important to her … Read More
By ELLEN LEWIS
Bougainvillea: my friends in Mexico refer to it as a beautiful weed. It grows everywhere, framing roadways, houses, and even random buildings in town. When I first moved to Los Cabos, I filled the entire perimeter of my yard with multi-color bougainvillea, so mesmerized by the bounty of color. And then I learned why so many of these prolific flowers were most evident in magenta. Magenta, is the most hardy of these … Read More