Last week, I reached my capacity for bad news (for future reference, I’m writing this in the time of coronavirus). Lately, I’ve taken to deliberately avoiding the latest headlines about Covid-19 and aggressively focusing on the things which give me joy. Like lingerie. (You’re very surprised, I know.) As a Black woman, I’m always looking for photographers who know how to capture our skintones without lightening them…and for designers who […]
At some point I’m going to get back to publishing in-depth lingerie thinkpieces about important lingerie industry news, but for now, I just can’t get over all the gorgeous lookbooks running showing up in my inbox. Karolina Laskowska is a longtime TLA fave (and also a writer for the site). After announcing the end of her lingerie line this past spring, I was worried she might never design again. To […]
Karolina Laskowksa is a wunderkind. If there is such a thing as a lingerie prodigy, then she is it. Only 25, Laskowska has run her namesake, award-winning, luxury lingerie label for the past five years. However, this season’s collection is particularly special – it’s Laskowska’s goodbye to the lingerie world.
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.
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.