A few months ago, I wrote An Introduction to Australian lingerie. The brands I chose to feature were either relatively unknown in the international market, or unique to Australia in some way. In the last few years, I have observed changes within the Australian lingerie and swimwear industry, which I’m sure are not unique to Australia. Our close proximity to Asia and the need to quickly create and ship products means […]
There is much said about the laid-back style of Australian women. While we do have hot summers and enjoy going to the beach, there is so much more to our style. Australian style is about comfort and simplicity. About taking a fashion piece and working it again with basics. About being experimental with colours and prints. We embrace technologies such as laser cutting and we love innovative fabrics, soft tailoring, and layering […]
Catherine Clavering is the Founder of Kiss Me Deadly, a retro-inspired lingerie label for femme fatales. Agent Provocateur is probably the most famous lingerie brand in the world, at least in the English-speaking parts of it. Since last year, however, lingerie industry insiders have been grabbing the popcorn to watch the latest installment in the ongoing drama “What’s happening at AP this week?” Until recently though, the average shopper likely […]
Note: These products were purchased for me by The Lingerie Addict. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. Since writing for The Lingerie Addict, I’ve frequently mentioned my annoyance with the lack of aesthetic variation in plus size lingerie. The selection of trendy or unique off-the-rack pieces is slowly improving from major brands like Torrid and Cacique, but not as quickly as I (or others) would like. In […]
A couple of years ago, I wrote an article on black-owned lingerie brands and it became one of TLA’s most popular articles to-date. Despite what many business experts or industry authorities have to say about the importance of “neutral” or “colorblind” companies, it turns out many people want to support underrepresented or marginalized designers. This is especially when these brands respond to a need the larger intimate apparel industry has neglected for decades.