Angela Friedman S/S 2015

Angela Friedman SS15 marianne bralette and panties

The best lingerie lookbooks are ones where the viewer can imagine themselves stepping into the model’s place and being transformed by the lingerie itself. Angela Friedman‘s newest campaign is such a success (her A/W 2014 was actually a top 5 favorite last year as well). With the aptly titled “The Sorbet Collection”, we are treated to dreamy confections in sweet, nostalgic silhouettes that have us imagining lazy summer lounging and romantic rendezvous.

Crafted in soft pastels of peachy pinks and pale blues, much of the collection takes its cue from the 1920s. The straight slips, simple bralettes, and slim fitting tap pants look like they stepped right off the silver screen. Construction of these lovelies harkens back to this era as well, utilizing crepe de chine (a fine, tightly woven silk) to skim the body through expert patterning rather than relying on more forgiving stretch silks.



This is especially notable in the slips, with a straight shift shape that gently gathers at the waist for definition. This type of squared bodice edge was popularized during the era, and was often trimmed with a bit of lace (as Angela has done here with vintage lace and ruffled pointe d’esprit netting). Even the back fastening is vintage referenced, with a slit to the waist topped with a tiny button. There is a long version of the slip, with a more modern (and daring!) slit to the hip. This is banded in contrasting crepe de chine and features a slim tie to conceal the elastic waist.

Angela Friedman SS15 vivian slip blue1Angela Friedman SS15 vivian slip blue2 Angela Friedman SS15 louisa slip white2 Angela Friedman SS15 louisa slip white1 Angela Friedman SS15 louisa gown blue2 Angela Friedman SS15 louisa gown pink1The 1920s reference is more obvious in the bralettes and tap pants that are smartly tailored for ease of wear under modern fashions. The surplice front bralette features gathering underneath the bust, a slim covered elastic band, and dainty straps. The tap pants feature the tiniest of waistbands and fine narrow hems. These would be delightful to wear under full skirts in the summer when we’re feeling quite ladylike. Though topped with the coordinating crinkle chiffon bed jacket, they make for some seriously glamorous loungewear.

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I’m sure these little swingy chemises will be the biggest sellers from the collection. Easily sized due to their flirty babydoll shape, they come paired with a little French lace thong making them a wonderful gift (the perfect “something blue” for the bride-to-be!). The straight bodice edge is trimmed with French lace and fastened with a delicate button closure (tying it in quite nicely with the rest of the 1920s referenced pieces in the collection).

Anglea Friedman SS15 vivian babydoll pink1 Angela Friedman SS15 vivian babydoll blue2 Angela Friedman SS15 vivian babydoll blue1Lastly, it wouldn’t be an Angela Friedman collection without the appearance of magnificent corsets! We have gushed at length over Angela’s corsets in the past, and it’s easy to see why. This S/S 2015 collection features two beauties crafted in the palest of ballet pinks (cheekily photographed over a tutu no less!). The version unadorned with a frilled neckline is especially lovely as it seems to transform the model’s skin into an absolute glow. The better to show off those fabulous knickers, too!

Angela Friedman SS15 pascaline ivory corset1 Angela Friedman SS15 pascaline ivory corset2 Angela Friedman SS15 brigitte pink corsetWhat do you think of Angela Friedman’s S/S 2015 collection? Are you a fan of 1920s inspired lingerie? Does the photography of a collection inspire your purchasing decisions?


Laurie
Laurie Shapiro

Laurie Shapiro is the former owner and designer of the luxury lingerie label, Toad Lillie. Based in Seattle, WA, she now helps lingerie businesses engage their customers through brand communications and social media.

4 Comments on this post

  1. […] Angela Friedman 1920s inspired bralette and tap pants Laurie Shapiro covered Angela Friedman’s S/S 2015 collection for The Lingerie Addict last week and this set was my favourite. I can’t say it better than […]

  2. Thank you, Laurie, for your beautiful words. Your language is so inspiring, and I’m so glad that you liked the collection to speak so highly of it! I’m honored. xoxo-

  3. Jeanna says:

    Stunning. Just stunning. And the shot of the back of the slip with the model facing Manhattan? Beautiful.

  4. Stephanie says:

    I am just so in love with Angela’s work. This lookbook captures not only her flawless design aesthetic, but playful personality. And seeing these pieces in person is a totally next-level experience. Beautiful, inspiring work as always!

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