In early January I visited The Lingerie Collective trade show, home to some of the world’s most exciting luxury brands. Here are my favourite exhibitors and what we have to look forward to in Autumn/Winter 2013!
All images by Karolina Laskowska unless credited otherwise.
Beautiful Bottoms are renowned for their fashion-forward prints and affordable silks. This season is no exception, with highlights including this silk georgette rose print slip and some gorgeous printed silk satin pyjamas.
Top image: Provided by Beautiful Bottoms
Felice Art Couture are a new luxury loungewear brand with some of the most intricate embellishments that I’ve ever seen in the lingerie world. Delicate Chantilly laces and stunning beadwork make these garments seem like works of art than something to lounge in!
Fraulein Kink’s new collection has some of my favourite bedroom accessories yet. This season sees a Wild West influence with pieces such as crystal-tipped lassos and (my personal favourite), gold spikey spurs. Other standout pieces include the fringe, feather and spike eyemask shown below. As usual, Fraulein Kink’s designs are a perfect lingerie accompinament.
Top image: Left: A nineteen13 Production, right: Camilla Camalgia
Kriss Soonik’s loungerie is as fashion-forward and unusual as ever, with old favourites such as the suspender top being reinvented in a long-sleeved velour version. My personal favourite is the lace and tulle babydoll, a perfect match of sporty and unusual shapes with flirty feminine details.
Marika Vera is one of my all-time favourite lingerie designers and the new collection ‘Welcome to the Rabbit Hole’ is no disappointment. Exquisite silk satins and chiffons are layered in unusual and flattering silhouettes with details such as delicate strapping, collars and loose ruffles. The garments are also multi-functional – equally beautiful in the boudoir as when mixed into outerwear.
Top and bottom image: Provided by Marika Vera
The new collection by Shell Belle incorporates stunning laces with delicate sheer meshes and silks. Romantic classics such as the Seduce Me gown sit alongside new flirtier pieces such as camisole sets and animal prints. The detailing on these pieces is exquisite, from the positioning of lace to delicate straps and the signature stitched scallop edges.
Something Wicked’s lingerie designs are the perfect blend of fashion-foward naughtiness. Irresistably soft leathers are paired with delicate chantilly laces and gold plated components. The newest collection features a softer approach to the luxury S&M vibe, with flirty chiffons in shades of berry and lilac being given bondage inspired strap details.
Top and bottom images: Provided by Something Wicked
Underprotection are a Danish brand that creates ethical lingerie and loungewear, using only sustainable fabrics such as bamboo cotton. The designs themselves are gorgeous – my personal favourites are the scallop-panel bra and knicker set. The gorgeous colours and stitching details have put the set majorly high on my lust list!
Readers: what do you think of my picks from the show? Had you encountered any of these designers before?