Perhaps the first (or only) lingerie brand that comes to mind when I consider the term avant-garde is Murmur. For the last few years, Romanian designer Andreea Bădală has been creating standout collections of luxury prêt-a-porter with a risqué lingerie twist. The lines between the two are completely blurred in such a way to give the customer the freedom to wear pieces as either innerwear or outerwear. The brand is perhaps best known for its minimalist, soft bondage aesthetic, and certainly makes for great editorial or performance pieces for talents such as Beyoncé, Madonna and Lady Gaga. … ...Read more
If anything, I love a lingerie brand with personality. Whether it’s provocative or playful, I respect a designer that knows how to clearly translate their vision into an effective campaign. Probably every feature I’ve done in the Gallery shares the common thread of a brand that has gone above and beyond the bland “corporate catalog” images and delivered something magical. In this case, I am sharing a successful large brand that happens to do an amazing job of capturing the indie spirit of a smaller label; Love Stories.… ...Read more
Last November I fell victim to my obsession with director Pedro Almodovar films, and signed up for nightly tickets to his film retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. I love his depiction of women, his attention to the detail of their struggles and the men who worship them. One of his more popular films is “Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down”, I’ve seen it a half dozen times and it isn’t even my all-time favorite of his films. … ...Read more
It happens to be International Women’s Day as I write this post, and somehow seems incredibly appropriate that I am writing about the brand Suzy Black. The founder of this lingerie label (Diondra Julian) refers to herself as a “Chief Panty Enthusiast, Designer, Wife, Mom and Reveler” so I can’t help but think that she is precisely the type of woman we are celebrating today. This is a brand that celebrates women and femininity, and is run by a designer who gives major credit to her mother for inspiring her line of work. … ...Read more
If there’s a lingerie brand that understands opulence, it’s Amoralle. Sweeping gowns, oversized bows, silk, tulle and lace combinations…it’s all there. The campaign images for this brand are equally lush, with dramatic landscapes, even more dramatic hair and an abundance of flowers; there’s no holding back. I’ve followed this brand for several years (for so long, that I remember it used to go by a different name), and Amoralle has consistently been lush and eye-catching.
Amoralle was founded in 2009 by Latvian designer Inese Ozola, and includes a wide variety of intimates including lingerie, loungewear, legwear, bodysuits and accessories. … ...Read more
It seems as though each week I am covering lingerie from a different country! Just this year alone I have covered brands from France, Russia, Belgium, Poland and the USA. So without further ado, this week’s intimate apparel country of choice is Switzerland! The brand being featured is Lyn Lingerie, which is a bold, modern line that is perhaps best known for its striking bodysuits and ‘crop top’ bras. I knew I was in good company writing about Lyn, as our contributor Tina Wilson recently selected one of their bodysuits for her Salon International de la Lingerie sketches!… ...Read more