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By ALISON CONNOLLY

I’ve been on a bit of an exercise and nutrition kick this past month, so it comes as no surprise I’ve turned my attention to discovering athletic-inspired lingerie that is pretty, practical and suitable for high-intensity workouts.  Not a lot of brands fulfill all three categories, but it appears that Slovenian bodywear label Mila Krasna has.

Never before had I specifically sought out bras and panties that featured quick-dry (moisture wicking), breathable material, but taking daily indoor cycling classes made me change my focus quickly.  What captured my attention with Mila Krasna is that the designs provide a rare balance of stylish sensuality and high performance.  The brand was originally inspired by ballet and dance aesthetics (specifically pole dance), which is clearly noted in a few of the long-sleeve crop top styles.  However, not everything was made for the purpose of playing sports, unless perhaps you consider your bedroom activities to be on the more athletic side (ha!).

All Mila Krasna collections are designed, manufactured and produced in Slovenia using high quality materials.  The editorial images here are from a previous AW18 collection (since I thought these photos worth sharing), but I also included a few looks from the current season at the end of the post.  All seasons from Mila Krasna are worthy of looking at and enjoying!  Let us know if you’re already a fan!

Mila Krasna Bodywear made in Slovenia as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Mila Krasna Bodywear made in Slovenia as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Mila Krasna Bodywear made in Slovenia as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Mila Krasna Bodywear made in Slovenia as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Mila Krasna Bodywear made in Slovenia as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Mila Krasna Bodywear made in Slovenia as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Mila Krasna Bodywear made in Slovenia as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Mila Krasna Bodywear made in Slovenia as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Mila Krasna Bodywear made in Slovenia as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Mila Krasna Bodywear made in Slovenia as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Mila Krasna Bodywear made in Slovenia as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Mila Krasna Bodywear made in Slovenia as featured on Lingerie Briefs

All editorial style photos from AW18 by Matjaž Tančič

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By ALISON CONNOLLY

Andres Sarda Semi annual fashion runway show featuring intimate apparel as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Perhaps you heard the news that legendary fashion designer Andres Sarda had passed away earlier this month at age 90.  This deserved a mention on Lingerie Briefs, particularly since I’ve featured his namesake brand in the Gallery a few times over the years (typically I don’t do repeat features on most brands, but I’m a fan!). https://lingeriebriefs.com/?s=andres+sarda

It seems appropriate to use this platform to honor the man who revolutionized the intimate apparel world with designs that were created to empower women, not restrict them (consider the world of lingerie in 1962, when he launched his company).  After nearly 40 years of leading the Andres Sarda brand, the torch had since been passed to the designer’s daughter Nuria Sarda (appointed in 1998), who continues to honor the legacy of her father’s innovative approach to creative intimate apparel design.

Every 6 months the Andres Sarda label presents its seasonal (S/S & F/W) collections in an awe-inspiring, fantasy lingerie runway show.  It borrows pieces that will be available at a retail level as the foundation of each runway look, and tops it with theatrical, over-the-top accessories for an eye-catching show.  Every season I look forward to seeing these images, and they never disappoint.  Here’s a look at their latest show, presented in July 2019 for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Madrid.  Hopefully you will discover plenty to be inspired by as well!

Andres Sarda Semi annual fashion runway show featuring intimate apparel as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Andres Sarda Semi annual fashion runway show featuring intimate apparel as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Andres Sarda Semi annual fashion runway show featuring intimate apparel as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Andres Sarda Semi annual fashion runway show featuring intimate apparel as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Andres Sarda Semi annual fashion runway show featuring intimate apparel as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Andres Sarda Semi annual fashion runway show featuring intimate apparel as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Andres Sarda Semi annual fashion runway show featuring intimate apparel as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Andres Sarda Semi annual fashion runway show featuring intimate apparel as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Andres Sarda Semi annual fashion runway show featuring intimate apparel as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Andres Sarda Semi annual fashion runway show featuring intimate apparel as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Andres Sarda Semi annual fashion runway show featuring intimate apparel as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Andres Sarda Semi annual fashion runway show featuring intimate apparel as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Andres Sarda Semi annual fashion runway show featuring intimate apparel as featured on Lingerie Briefs

 


By ALISON CONNOLLY

La Perla 65th anniversary campaign by Alison Connolly for Lingerie Briefs

I would imagine that many people, even those who are not lingerie enthusiasts, are familiar with the brand La Perla.  Furthermore, I am sure those same people recognize La Perla as a luxury brand.  There’s definitely something to be said for that, particularly in an industry that is saturated with hundreds of intimate apparel designers.  Sure, there are brands known for their high-end image, but perhaps few other luxury lingerie companies can boast 65 years.   For that reason, La Perla has something to celebrate!

La Perla is “embracing modern femininity and sensuality through three iconic collections” as a way to honor its 65 years in business.  They are doing so with the recent launch of three unique campaigns (Petit Macramé, Shape Allure and the limited edition 65th Anniversary Collection) that draw inspiration from the company’s past, present and future.   The intention of the new campaign is to break from traditional concepts of femininity and luxury with this new, modern approach to romance.  The hope is that the modern woman can dress for “the spectacle of the everyday” with these new styles.

Select styles are currently available online, with the full collection arriving in stores/online now through November.   If you’ve been a La Perla fan over the years, this campaign and collection might be a good reason to re-visit what you might have been missing!

La Perla 65th anniversary campaign by Alison Connolly for Lingerie Briefs

La Perla 65th anniversary campaign by Alison Connolly for Lingerie Briefs

La Perla 65th anniversary campaign by Alison Connolly for Lingerie Briefs

La Perla 65th anniversary campaign by Alison Connolly for Lingerie Briefs

La Perla 65th anniversary campaign by Alison Connolly for Lingerie Briefs

La Perla 65th anniversary campaign by Alison Connolly for Lingerie Briefs

La Perla 65th anniversary campaign by Alison Connolly for Lingerie Briefs

La Perla 65th anniversary campaign by Alison Connolly for Lingerie Briefs

La Perla 65th anniversary campaign by Alison Connolly for Lingerie Briefs

La Perla 65th anniversary campaign by Alison Connolly for Lingerie Briefs

Photography by Catherine Servel at Villa Ruspoli in Rome


By ALISON CONNOLLY

While we may be in the throes of summer, Fall fashions are popping up in stores right now, and one of the most fun accessories for the upcoming season is legwear.  For that reason, featuring German legwear brand Simone Wild seems especially timely.  The brand is best known for its luxurious velvet socks, and over the past few years has expanded to latex socks/thigh highs and body wear.

Styling the bodysuits with socks certainly has a very modern flair (as you can see from the images below), and meanwhile every style is created with a focus on comfort.  While perhaps latex and comfort are not terms that are not often thought of together, the use of velvet most certainly is.  It’s such a luxe, warm material for cold weather fashion.

The Simone Wild brand is available worldwide in specialty boutiques, particularly those that focus on avant-garde labels.

If you’re looking to upgrade your shoe game, Simone Wild might just be the way to go.  Have you tried this brand yet?  We hear that to try them is to love them.Simone Wild legwear featured by Alison Connolly in the Gallery on Lingerie BriefsSimone Wild legwear featured by Alison Connolly in the Gallery on Lingerie BriefsSimone Wild legwear featured by Alison Connolly in the Gallery on Lingerie BriefsSimone Wild legwear featured by Alison Connolly in the Gallery on Lingerie BriefsSimone Wild legwear featured by Alison Connolly in the Gallery on Lingerie BriefsSimone Wild legwear featured by Alison Connolly in the Gallery on Lingerie BriefsSimone Wild legwear featured by Alison Connolly in the Gallery on Lingerie BriefsSimone Wild legwear featured by Alison Connolly in the Gallery on Lingerie BriefsSimone Wild legwear featured by Alison Connolly in the Gallery on Lingerie BriefsSimone Wild legwear featured by Alison Connolly in the Gallery on Lingerie BriefsSimone Wild legwear featured by Alison Connolly in the Gallery on Lingerie BriefsSimone Wild legwear featured by Alison Connolly in the Gallery on Lingerie BriefsSimone Wild legwear featured by Alison Connolly in the Gallery on Lingerie Briefs

 


By ALISON CONNOLLY

Icone Lingerie as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Lingerie does not need to be flashy or impractical to be sexy; it can be an everyday indulgence that works with your active lifestyle.  French lingerie brand Icone has recognized this from the beginning, with designs that fit into the sexy, yet practical category perfectly.  In fact, the Icone brand was created in 2014 by Marion Toccacieli with the intention of “making lingerie accessible to all”.  This means selling styles at reasonable prices (bras average $45 USD) and creating styles that are comfortable for a full day’s wear.

A majority of the bras are triangle (wireless) styles, although there are a few underwire styles offered too.  Other shapes include bodysuits, briefs and camisoles.  The images shared here are a peek at the upcoming Fall/Winter 2019 season, with a selection of rich colors like navy and garnet for the Winter, as well as lilac, cornflower and gold for Autumn.

Every season from Icone is wonderfully timeless…have you tried this brand yet?

Icone Lingerie as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Icone Lingerie as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Icone Lingerie as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Icone Lingerie as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Icone Lingerie as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Icone Lingerie as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Icone Lingerie as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Icone Lingerie as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Icone Lingerie as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Icone Lingerie as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Icone Lingerie as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Icone Lingerie as featured on Lingerie Briefs

 


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