Gilda & Pearl A/W 2014
I am so excited to share the newest campaign images from luxury independent designer Gilda & Pearl! Some of you may remember their early days on Etsy, where their decadent boudoir bralettes and dramatically-tied panties had cheeky names such as How to Marry a Millionaire. I am thrilled that the brand has continued to grow while maintaining their focused point of view and commitment to UK-based ethical production.
These campaign images from Gilda & Pearl's A/W 2014 line are truly lush, showcasing the Old Hollywood glamour the brand is partially named for (Gilda is a nod to a Rita Hayworth character of the same name, and Pearl is a nod to the exquisite and one-of-a-kind). It's easy to see why Gilda & Pearl was one of The Lingerie Addict's favorite brands at the recent Curvexpo. Sumptuous silks and shimmering laces are crafted into true works of art worthy of a silver screen starlet (seriously, how gorgeous is this golden lace from our recent post on creating a silver screen boudoir!). A lot of brands claim to be luxury, but Gilda & Pearl is the real deal.
This season includes a collaboration with famed textile designer, Lisa King, who created a subtle powder-pink leopard print pattern (seen above). An unlined silk two-part cup is topped with metallic gold French Leavers Lace. Black strapping and trim adds a bit of edge and contrast. The matching kimono features the gold lace along the hem and sleeves adding a wink of shine. I love how the lace is appliqued on a deeply scalloped edge, mirroring the edge of the lace.
The kimono robe is also offered in a rich navy blue colorway, one of the main color trends for A/W 2014. Isn't the gold a striking contrast against the sapphire silk? Such a sophisticated and elegant colorway which utilizes this special lace to great effect. A delicate lace balconette bra in the lace gets support from a lined lower cup. I love how the lace almost disappears against the body giving a sense of being nearly bare.
Jewel tones continue in plush teals and vivid emeralds, adding to the luxe feel of the line. The bralette at top is a frame style with a lower cup that just covers the essentials. I love the additional layer of lace and how it allows a peek of skin to show through. The following apex bra has padded demi cups with a sheer French lace overlay. Very fine black trim defines the the deep plunge of this style and is a lovely contrast to the sheerness of the lace.
Gilda & Pearl's iconic How to Marry a Millionaire set is available this season in a variety of colors including this midnight navy and ivory (a gorgeous option for bridal!). This unpadded bra is lined in silk (a true hallmark of luxury which feels absolutely delicious) with a fine Nottingham lace overlay and sheer lace upper cup. While other bras in the range are offered in A-D cups, this style goes up to an F cup! The matching knickers with a large silk bow on one hip are a Gilda & Pearl classic and make you look like the perfect present, just waiting to be unwrapped.
All of Gilda & Pearl's pieces are designed and handmade in their U.K. atelier. This attention to detail and commitment to quality allows the brand to offer bespoke services to clients. Want a different colorway or a modification to a specific style? They just might be able to help you out!
What do you think of Gilda & Pearl's newest campaign images for A/W 2014? Do you have a favorite style?