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I’m officially bored of bras. So this year, the only trade show Jess and I have been to is Africa Fashion Week. Like the supposedly international London Fashion Week, the organisation was a bit erratic, all the staff wore black, and someone shilling hair products chased me around. Jess was chased by someone who specialises in large size ladies footwear, so full marks to everyone’s marketing, at least. Unlike LFW,  […]

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The air is warm, the sun is shining, and it’s Lingerie Market Week in New York City! Twice a year, the Curvexpo lingerie trade show comes to the Big Apple and buyers from up and down the East coast converge for a whirlwind three days full of lingerie, loungewear, and swimwear. It can be a bit overwhelming — you can assume there will be little sleep this week between the […]

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When I first started my lingerie brand ‘Karolina Laskowska’ in the Summer of 2012, I was pretty optimistic about the future. The brand had begun with wholesale requests and my own online shop was doing far better than I’d expected. Everything was new and very little seemed more exciting than the prospect of finding more stockists and joining the lingerie world as a proper lingerie brand. Fast forward three years […]

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One of my favorite things about the Curve Expo show, which happens twice a year in Las Vegas and New York, is discovering young brands from around the world that offer a fresh new take on design and inspire viewers to expand the notion of what lingerie is and can potentially be. Of course there are the established brands that we all know and love headlining these shows and drawing […]

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I know, I know… I’m the worst. Spring/Summer 2015 lingerie is starting to arrive in stores, and I haven’t even covered the second half of the alphabet yet. I almost can’t believe the next market is right around the corner (late February). The more I blog, the more it feels like my life is planned around market seasons… which seem to come faster and faster every year. But no complaints, […]

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