Swim/Hosiery: Marni x H&M

The blogosphere was all abuzz over the long weekend about the newly released photos from Marni's much-anticipated collection for H&M. Marni has always appealed to a certain type of woman: a brainy, unassuming trendsetter with a slightly off-kilter sense of humor and style. And so designer Consuelo Castiglioni has built an entire lifestyle brand around this manic muse, outfitting her ...
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2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Between New York Fashion Week, Valentine's Day and the release of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, we've been experiencing a bit of a sensory overload this week. While it seems like the iconic SI issue is about anything but the swimsuits, given that this is a fashion website, we dove headfirst into the pages to bring you some of the ...
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Spanx is for Sweethearts

To continue the thread of Valentine's Day-themed lingerie events, Spanx had a fantastic, fun-filled fall preview slash dance party last night. Held high above the hustle and bustle of New York Fashion Week at Chelsea's Glasshouses, the popular brand – along with founder Sara Blakely – showcased new shapewear in foundation, hosiery, swim and active forms. Retro was a key ...
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Event: La Perla Valentine’s Day

New York: We attended a sexy and delicious event at La Perla's Madison Avenue flagship store over the weekend in honor of this special day. Yes, Valentine's Day – lingerie's favorite holiday. The luxury line presented their new collection, as well as tantalizing V-Day fineries at the party, all against a backdrop of sleek white walls...and chocolate decadence! La Perla actually ...
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Inspiration: Pina

In search of inspiration? For design, for lingerie, for life: Head to your nearest indie movie theater and watch the documentary/performance film Pina 3D. Wim Wenders' posthumous homage to masterful modern dancer Pina Bausch, the film features exhilarating, edge-of-your-seat performances of the choreographer's most iconic works. All in stunning 3D. Pina is a series of arresting, often surreal images (this is ...
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Runway: The Lake & Stars

New York: It's safe to say that The Lake & Stars have carved out their own niche in not only intimates, but the fashion world at large. In their third season at New York Fashion Week, the Brooklyn design duo presented an increasingly refined collection of ready-to-wear and what-to-wear-under for the downtown/Billyburg set. In terms of the "under," bondage remained a ...
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Best in Show: Pilus

Sometimes blog titles write themselves, which makes it easy and a delight to expound on one of our favorite discoveries at Salon International de la Lingerie, sleepwear company Pilus. The fact that their various lines are irresistibly charming, of superior quality and uniquely stylish doesn't hurt either. For fall, the 20-year-old French company acquired the license for Thierry Poncelet, the brains ...
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Highlights: Interfilière

We're finally back in New York after a whirlwind week in Paris covering the lingerie trade shows and shopping the new spring collections in stores. While the S/S 13 edition of Interfilière experienced a drop in exhibitors and visitors, an optimistic mood hung through the air, buoyed by "bursts of color," whimsical trend displays, and directional fabric and trim collections. While ...
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Innovation: Lycra® W Technology

Paris: The Stylesight team attended a swanky soireé over the weekend to honor the launch of the new Lycra® fiber with W Technology. The revolutionary fiber is cause for much celebration: Ideal for both whites and fashion colors, warp and circular knit fabrics, the fiber boasts superior whiteness retention, even after molding. The fiber also has a remarkable ability to ...
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Update: Salon International de la Lingerie

Paris: We're a little more than halfway through the trade show blitz, so we thought we'd take a moment to reflect on the general mood and trends of the shows so far before we get swept up in another day of fabric, colors, cups and free canvas bags. F/W 2012 collections at Salon International de la Lingerie, overall, exhibited surprising fashion-savvy, ...
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Trade Show Preview: Salon International de la Lingerie

Paris: The finished goods counterpart to fabric/trim trade show Interfilière, Salon International de la Lingerie will be presenting collections from over 500 brands for the F/W 2012 buying season. As usual, the show is organized into the following sections: Be Essential - foundationwear, hosiery Be Lounging - loungewear, sleepwear, lifestyle interiors (new!) Be Chic - luxury/designer collections Be Spicy - young designers Be Men - ...
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Trade Show Preview: Interfilière

Paris: The design season kicks into high gear this weekend with the first major trade shows of the year. In its 25-plus years, Interfilière has become THE materials trade show for intimate apparel and a growing source for swimwear. This season, the show boasts approximately 145 exhibitors presenting their S/S 13 collections. Running concurrently with the finished products trade show ...
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Hosiery: Best of Pre-Fall 2012

Designers big and small have been staging Pre-Fall collections over the past few months, whetting our appetite for the start of the F/W 2012 runway season in February. While legwear, understandably, took a brief respite for spring, the category gained some fresh legs (pun intended) in the interim season, undoubtedly setting the stage for a major return next month. Consistent with ...
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Retail: Opening Ceremony Resort

Instead of snow and sparkles for the new year, Opening Ceremony opted for sun and sand with the release of their first-ever resort swimwear collection. Three essential, on-trend, super-flattering silhouettes comprise the collection: a triangle top with hipster, balconette with mid-rise bottom, and an underwire maillot. Windblown wildflowers, pressed roses and black-and-white blooms decorate the retro-minimalist suits against a ground ...
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Q&A: Ellen Lewis of Lingerie Briefs

To celebrate the redesign and relaunch of one of our favorite intimate apparel resources Lingerie Briefs, we sat down with industry powerhouse and brains behind the blog Ellen Lewis to discuss the ambitious concept behind the revamped site, the role of social media in the category and where she gets her endless stream of inspiration. Q: You have worked in the ...
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