Our Best Lingerie Brands feature is always one of our last articles for the calendar year, but I think it’s one of the most important. The companies chosen for this list represent the crème de la crème of the industry. These are labels of note; the designers and brands that have done outstanding work, not just for a month or two, but all year long. Quite often around this time […]
To be honest, I was almost afraid of putting together this year’s “Best of TLA” post. We didn’t publish as many articles in 2017 as previous years (largely due to the book , but also because of the move), and I was worried there wouldn’t be enough good posts for this feature. But I’m rather elated to say I was wrong. Our Best of the Year roundup is meant to focus […]
Here it is: the finale, the coup de grâce, the closer to 2016. Speaking personally as Editor in Chief for a moment, I take our best lingerie brands of the year post very seriously. I start making notes on certain companies as early as January, “checking in” on them, so to speak, throughout the year.
The visual story of lingerie is everything, and a brand’s lookbook is one of the single most effective ways of transmitting that story. From a lookbook, you can learn if a brand is contemporary or traditional, luxury or inexpensive, French-inspired or American-influenced. A good lookbook conveys a brand’s identity, and it’s no exaggeration to say it can make or break a label.
As we enter the last few days of 2016, it’s time to take a look back at our favorite brands, lookbooks and blog posts of the year. These year-end roundups are among my favorite articles to put together. I spend so much time planning for the next post or project, that I don’t always get to look back and treasure an especially good article or photoshoot or brand campaign. Some […]