No collection in the history of lingerie has impacted me personally and professionally as much as the Jean Paul Gaultier for La Perla collaboration, ‘Collection Créateur.’ The first installment of the collaboration released at the very start of my lingerie studies. With 3-4 figure price tags on every garment, my student budget meant that these designs were a distant dream. Yet that didn’t stop me wandering wistfully around La Perla stores, […]
Disclosure: I bought this lingerie with my own money. All opinions are my own. Andres Sarda is one of those labels I’ve seen in a lot of luxury lingerie shops, but it’s never really caught my attention. The designs always looked pretty enough and the products well-made, but not particularly boundary pushing or exciting. Andres Sarda founded his eponymous lingerie brand in Barcelona, Spain in 1962; the family has a history […]
Fleur Du Mal is the brainchild of ex-Kiki De Montparnasse designer, Jennifer Zuccarini. The lifestyle brand offers a range of lingerie, loungewear, corsetry, swimwear, clothing and accessories. Launched in 2012, the brand now has an impressive range of stockists (including Net-A-Porter, Saks & Selfridges) and intends to open a physical store this year, presumably in the USA.
I’ve been in the lingerie for around five years now; it’s not long in the grand scheme of things, but it means that I have seen A LOT of lingerie. As time’s gone by, I’ve found myself getting less and less excited by contemporary design. Capitalism demands that garments ultimately sell, so designers naturally face certain limitations in the materials, patterns and embellishments that they can use. It’s just the […]
As my thoughts drift to the first summer spent in my new home, I can’t but feel excited at the thought of updating my predominately gray and black wardrobe with brighter, more climate-appropriate pieces. After years of carrying a black hoodie “just in case” and avoiding silk lest it be marred by rain showers, I am luxuriating in the thought of a dresser full of camisoles, slip dresses, and other […]