By ESTELLE PULESTON
Since I first dipped my toes in the lingerie industry over a decade ago, the availability of fashion-forward options for full-busted customers has skyrocketed. But there’s still one thing that’s somewhat rare: true, unabashed luxury above a D cup. And of the brands that do cater to this niche, the majority are based in Europe. So what’s a, say, H-cupped American to do if they want deluxe underpinnings that won’t attract customs duty?
Enter TéAmore, a new independent brand which was founded by Téa York in California, and which is creating some of the most breathtakingly-beautiful lingerie that’s currently available in a full-bust focused size range!… Read More
By ELLEN LEWIS
I met Michelle Blenkinsopp-Guild, founder of Shell Belle Couture, shortly after she launched her luxury collection in 2010. I was immediately smitten. Her beautiful bridal designs, created in England, are lingerie masterpieces. Composed with European silks, tulles, and leavers laces, they are heirloom pieces that hark back to a time when precious underpinnings were all the rage. I imagine a scene out of The Great Gatsby, where elegance, romance and sensuality collide in a grandiose dream.
Michelle’s credo to embrace slow fashion and the ethos of “buy once, buy well” is evident in these exquisite wedding designs that cannot be copied by mass production.… Read More
By ASI EFROSMatriarch Robe, Pattern – Silver Lining
A collection of exquisite 100% Silk Robes by Birds of Paradise is nature’s most symbolic manifestation. Mother Nature unites us all, in the life cycle of rebirth and beauty. Like a deft artist, it paints fiery sunsets over the oceans, a green tapestry of the rainforest, tropical flowers, and exotic birds.
Matriarch Robe, Pattern – Bloom
The magnificent Matriarch Robe is both, an indulgence and a gracious gift. It signifies abundance and love and becomes an expression of gratitude when given to those that we cherish the most.… Read More
By ELLEN LEWIS
We first introduced KILO BRAVA Lingerie last July, mid pandemic, when they were (and still are) defying the odds with a burgeoning business. This season, the brand continues its ascent with a new series of intimate stories targeted at women from S-XXXL (4-24). The KILO BRAVA retro-design aesthetic is crafted expertly in throwback shapes with body friendly fabrics; bamboo knits and stretch satin and laces. Fun digital prints and easy yet not so basic essentials pepper the assortment. The Spring/ Summer 2021 campaign pays homage to an emerging world utilizing a butterfly metaphor exquisitely executed in both print and embroidery. … Read More
By ASI EFROS“The biggest joy in designing lingerie is to imagine what our customer will favor, how she will behave, what she may need. It means that we are always in the process of building a better future for her,” says Alexandra Di Nella, a creator behind Aurore Lingerie.Aurore’s philosophy stems from celebrating the woman and attending to her every mood. It has something awe-inspiring for everyone; romantics, protagonists, seductresses, charmers, sports buffs, minimalists, and lovers of all that is lavish. All pieces, from the elegant staples to playful bondage, to extravagant lacy ensembles, illuminate the fluidity of the female nature.… Read More
By ASI EFROS
Alexandre Gijon, a founder of STUDIO ESTAMPA, catches the viewers off guard with the sheer genius and magnetism of his print collections. His graphic philosophy stretches beyond print and textile design while adding another dimension to his work.
“I strive to design patterns that are unexpected, colorful, and unique. Today everything looks the same, so I think ten times before designing a simple rose floral print,” Alexandre shared.
Alexandre began his career in men’s tailoring, after completing his degree in fashion design in 2004.… Read More
By ELLEN LEWIS
I first noticed the Moons and Junes collection in Paris last year at the Salon International de la Lingerie. It was part of the anthology of Indie brands curated for its unique design attitude. Its Danish heritage spoke for itself, clean, comfy and unapologetically natural. I spent some time recently chatting with the brand’s founder, Agnete Bjerre-Madsen, the 26 year old entrepreneur who launched Moons and Junes in 2017. Agnete is part of the cadre of young women who were fed up with the push up bra mentality and wanted underwear that conformed to her own body shape.… Read More