Salon International de la Lingerie: Favourites for Autumn/Winter 2013
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Way back inn mid-January I was lucky enough to visit the Salon International de la Lingerie trade show in Paris. Here are my picks from the independent and luxury brands --- we have some truly gorgeous lingerie to look forward to next season!
All images by Karolina Laskowska unless otherwise credited.
I love Dirty Pretty Things' use of unusual prints and this season is no different --- quirky fairytale inspirations see unicorn, skull, and butterfly motifs together in a print design that is both delightfully feminine and directionally subversive. I also love how they've paired leopard print chiffon with lace --- it gives the print a much softer and more delicate feel to it and has definitely left me lusting after one those sets!
Elise Aucouturier is a brand I had not encountered before, but I've been very much taken with their unique design style and unusual use of lace and embroidery --- the sheer shorts and lace bandeau bra shown below were my particular favourites!
Top image: provided by Elise Aucouturier
Fred & Ginger's latest collection is based around a mix of luscious silks. Particular highlights include 'Romance' with its opulent burgundy velvet trim, and 'Tropical Paradise' --- the bright yellows, pinks, and blues are almost good enough to eat!
Top image: provided by Fred & Ginger
Juju Lingerie are a new brand, and I'm loving their use of bright green and pink alongside the cute and flirty embroidery details and prints. I'm very intrigued to see how this brand will develop!
Top image: provided by Juju Lingerie
Kiss Me Deadly are a tried-and-tested favourite of mine. Next season will see new prints in girdles, a range of gorgeous new corsets, and (what I'm personally most excited about) some incredibly swishy chiffon tap pants. I've also heard rumours of an overwire bra, which I absolutely cannot WAIT to get my hands on....
Middle and bottom images provided by Kiss Me Deadly
Lost In Wonderland are a Berlin-based brand that creates luxurious yet ethical vegan lingerie. I've fallen head over heels for the new collection; the combination of stunningly beautiful chantilly laces (in my favourite colourway, black and gold), unusual lace placement, and silhouette mean this lingerie is to die for. I've fallen dangerously in love with the first set (shown below)!
Top image provided by Lost in Wonderland
Maud & Marjorie are a French brand that use lace to particularly stunning effect! I adore this unusual colour pairing of maroon with bright orange, but my personal favourite is the faux-leather soft bra --- the stitch detail alongside the delicate lace is exquisite!
Next season Playful Promises have a range of delicious new prints and styles, from a brand new body shape to a gorgeous set that incorporates gold metal chains as embellishment. My personal favourite is the reinvention of the signature 'Etti' set in a stunning rose and peacock print!
Top image provided by Playful Promises
Yes Master are renowned for their unusual prints and silhouettes, and this season is no exception --- just check out the bra top and cycling shorts shown below! A particular highlight of this collection is the use of leopard-printed sequins. This is definitely lingerie for a daring fashionista!
Centre image provided by Yes Master