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Falke Spring/Summer 2009 Collection

I know Wolford tends to get all the press, but there are some other luxury hosiery brands coming out with some really spectacular designs this season. Falke is a European mainstay, and I think their new designs hit the right balance of trendy and timeless. A few of my favorites from this season…

First are the Bardot tights. Layering knee highs over tights has been a popular look for a few seasons now, but Falke takes it to another level with these knee high illusion tights. Sheer, 15 denier with a “golden, shimmering effect,” these tights have a textured floral and spotted pattern starting at the toe and continuing to just beneath the knee. The pattern ends in a solid ring of flowers, further contributing to the illusion. Only available in the color shown (powder/black) and in sizes S/M and M/L, the Bardot tights retail for $45.00.

Next up are the Birkin tights. Once again, Falke plays with trends and illusions as these have the “appearance of hold ups with ribbon ties around your thighs.” The leg is opaque 60 denier while the thigh portion is 15 denier up to the hip where it again changes into a 60 denier with the shape of a thong panty. Only available in the color black and sizes S/M and M/L, these tights retail for $45.00.

Finally, let’s take a look at the Bennett tights. I like these tights because they play with a lot of different trends: texture, polka dots, attached panties, flowers, etc. However, it’s done in a way that makes the Bennett tights a cohesive, beautiful whole. These are 15 denier and the textured polka dot pattern runs from the toe to the thigh ending in a lace floral band (just like hold ups!) before turning into a 30 denier boxer brief. Available in the color black only and sizes S/M and M/L, these tights also retail for $45.00.

Though all these tights are out of my price range, if this a preview of the new season, I can’t wait to see what other designers, specifically the ones specializing in budget ranges (Jonathon Aston, anyone?) will come out with.

Cora Harrington

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. Author of In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear, and Love Lingerie. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that everyone who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

5 Comments on this post

  1. anesha says:

    Hi Nice Blog . I don’t really know a lot about Knee or art, but that’s just my 2 cents. Really great job though, Krudman! Keep up the good work!

  2. Treacle says:

    Oh! Have you worn them yet? If you’re talking about what I think you’re talking about, you know I’m dying to hear about it. :-)

  3. Pink Nylon says:

    hmmm. I seem to remember another floral/nude pair that I am absolutely in love with…

  4. Treacle says:

    I’m convinced they would look absolutely divine on you. The floral + nude definitely reminds me of your style.

  5. Pink Nylon says:

    Haha. I was thinking about doing a Falke review myself, next! Very nicely done.

    I am IN LOVE with the Bardot tights. Don’t you think they’d be just perfect for me ;)?

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