In the spirit of Gustav Klimt, it might be said that for Helen Sanchez Holiday 2018, “All that glitters might be gold”. Once again Helen’s signature one size kimono shines through. In her ubiquitous design hand Helen has created a collection of luxury silk boudoir lingerie ripe for dressing up or lounging around.
Inspired by Shakespeare’s “Merhant of Venice”, Helen Sanchez channels Portia to design the Rosado silk collection for Fall 19. Draped in luxurious 19 mummy silk and detailed with exquisite lace, these pieces transform a woman’s body into a sensual landscape. Hand crafted in New York City under the watchful eye of the designer herself, each piece is is created with a couture like approach. Worn inside the boudoir or out for an elegant evening soirée,… Read More
Timeless luxury lingerie with a contemporary edge is how one might describe the essence of Helen Sánchez’s collections. For those less familiar with the brand, Helen Sánchez has been designing intimate apparel for over 2 decades, much of that time designing for some of the world’s most premiere brands. A New York native, Helen is esteemed as one of the best in the business, a pioneer of the ‘lifestyle luxury lingerie’ trend ~ before … Read More
Last week I visited Helen Sánchez at her Chelsea (NYC) Atelier. Fruit, rugelach, coffee and a lengthy conversation about the loss of “affordable” luxury at retail ensued. I’ve known from the onset that the evolution of big box stores into a banker’s paradise would stem the tide of design creativity at retail. But I really believe in the pendulum effect (I’ve been reading a lot of history this summer). Art cannot be stifled. Perseverance can … Read More
Since I think of myself more as a curator than an actual artist, the discovery of raw talent with a sustainable vision is the way I nourish my own creative appetite. What makes the Curve show so satisfying is the ability to find an idea, a style or a designer whose presence in the Lingerie market is destined to make a difference. There is a variety of contributions that a well-conceived product can transfer to … Read More
By ELLEN LEWIS
I am flying back to New York next week to cover the New York Lingerie market. My primary focus will be at the Curve NY trade show, live again at the Javits Center February 27 – March 1. Under the auspices of Comexposium USA, Curve will display 175 brands and welcome over 1000 visitors.
Multiple narratives including presentations hosted by NPD and Retail Consultant Lynn Switanowski, Fit seminars, burlesque dancers, and, of … Read More
By ELLEN LEWIS
Girl With a Serious Dream
It’s been a lovelorn year with cancelled weddings and lost memories. But FINALLY, here comes the bride. Once again, anticipation is about hope. Celebrations are being planned. The bridal business, dormant for the past year, is beginning its comeback. The Intimate Apparel industry is changing as the market turns once again on its axis. As the desire for elegant, sensual lingerie percolates, bridal designs reap the … Read More