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Karolina Laskowska

As a lingerie designer, people often tell me my work sounds like a ‘dream job.’ An aura of fantasy and glamour surrounds the fashion industry. However, the reality is lingerie design can be pretty boring most of the time, with very little creativity involved at all.

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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.

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The final Holiday Lingerie Shopping Guide is (finally) here, and this one is always my favorite to put together. At that $500 and beyond price point, where money is no object, you find some truly extraordinary, breathtaking lingerie. Here is where designers can throw caution to the wind and absolutely show off, sourcing the best silks, velvets, and laces in the world to make your intimate attire.

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Syncope. That’s the official term for feeling breathless or lightheaded or like one is about to faint, and I also believe it’s the perfect word to describe I felt when I first saw Karolina Laskowska’s ‘Celestial Bodies’ collection. I sometimes worry I’m overly effusive on TLA. The internet favors cynicism, a frosty veneer of unimpressedness that takes great pains to never get too excited. When I say a collection makes […]

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A few months ago, I went to the UK for bit of touristing and to attend the Oxford Conference of Corsetry. While there, I also had a couple of photoshoots with two photographers I’ve admired for ages. One of them was Morgana of Threnody in Velvet/Iberian Black Arts. Morgana’s face is world famous for her campaigns with some of Britain’s most well-known lingerie brands. However, many people are unaware that […]

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