Runway Update: Andres Sarda

Although the major runway season is over, burgeoning style meccas around the world are showcasing local talent in their own fashion weeks. Madrid Fashion Week is one that is quickly gaining notoriety, boasting such names as Davidelfin, Adolfo Dominguez and luxury intimates/swim label Andres Sarda. Inspired by the Mediterranean Sea, Andres Sarda channeled three pillars of classical civilization for S/S 2012: ...
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Damaris: Packing Heat

A femme fatale cloaked in black lace sets out on a mission. A cloud of fluorescent paintball dust. The mystery woman walks away with a golden pistol tucked into her pink peekaboo panties, neatly tied with a bow. The intriguing scenario gives life to Damaris' F/W 2011 collection in their new short film, Packing Heat. Artfully shot by Johnny Green, the ...
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Exposed: Cyann Swimwear

The S/S 2012 lookbook for Brazilian brand Cyann just came across our desks, and while the weather outside is dark and drizzly, these vibrant suits and cover ups are putting us in the mood for summer fun. Beauty is in the details for Cyann, who combine exotic trims like crocodile leather and enameled ironwear with luxurious fabrics. Shades of coral, ...
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Exposed: With&Wessel

Lounge-friendly knitwear label With&Wessel first popped up on our radar on Fashion's Night Out when they opened their flagship store in New York's Nolita district. We finally got a close-up look of their knitted fineries at a recent visit to Fiftytwo Showroom and were thoroughly impressed with the results. Although they just opened their first store, With&Wessel got its start at ...
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Runway Update: Belle de Jour

The housewife-with-a-naughty-secret theme a la Belle de Jour was a continuous thread throughout all of the S/S 2012 season, which left ample opportunity for lingerie to shine. Fashion month ended on a high note in Paris with the unveiling of collections from Miu Miu and Louis Vuitton. The latter, in particular, featured ladylike matched sets with high-waisted hot pants, as ...
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Runway Update: Haute Boudoir

The Paris runways have been rife with intimates and swimwear inspiration. Bras, bikinis and bustiers have been openly flaunted, alluringly disguised under a veil of ladylike sophistication. Several collections confirmed our past trend analysis, notably the thermal briefs, high-neck bralettes, hot pants and midriff tops pictured above. Loungewear and sleepwear also continued to lend a leisurely attitude to day and evening ...
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Runway Update: Lady en Déshabillé

Paris! After several weeks of bras, bustiers and briefs in New York, London and Milan, we've landed in the city for lingerie. Paris has not disappointed so far with plenty of provocative peeks of slips, straps and skin – all while maintaining the elegant, effortlessly chic ethos it is known for. The matched set is an emerging theme, not only for ...
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Runway Update: La Dolce Vita

Mod invaded Milan over the weekend, delivering a graphic punch to swimwear and intimates. Suspendered suits from Etro, Dolce & Gabbana and Frankie Morello channeled Rudi Gernreich's iconic topless monokini. Over at Marni, signature geos perfectly complemented the angular lines of plunge bodysuits, and Antonio Marras updated retro bikinis with architectural straps. As usual, Dolce & Gabbana's collection was full of ...
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Runway Update: Bodysuits, Boyshorts and Bandeaus

Intimates inspiration littered the runways in Milan on Day 2, namely at Prada. Anything by the star designer inevitably ends up in stores by next season, and for spring, graphic bodysuits that married sweet pinup girl silhouettes with racer-inspired panels were the order of the day. Anteprima opted for a more modern take on the paneled look with engineered knits, ...
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Runway Update: Milan Muses

Milan: In a Fashion Week known for its sizzling style, it is no surprise that Milan is heating up the catwalk with sultry swimwear. Suits range from Gucci's glamorous gold-trimmed monokini and sheer robe (left) to MaxMara's minimalist nude maillot and trench coat (right). In between (from left to right), designers showcased styles that lean towards the surprisingly sweet: D&G ...
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Runway Update: London Lingerie

London: You can always depend on London for a good time. The fashion capital is a breeding ground for young designers in both ready-to-wear and intimates – especially ones with a little bit of a rebellious streak. Some of our favorite looks from LFW so far take a more understated route, however, eschewing overt displays of skin for ladylike underpinnings, ...
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Runway Update: Slips and Swim

New York: In usual fashion, heavy-hitters like Calvin Klein, Proenza Schouler and a postponed Marc Jacobs show closed out the final days of a spirited Fashion Week. All three labels, among several others, showcased lingerie/swimwear looks on the runway. Led by the definitive minimalist Calvin Klein, simple slips emerged as a key dress silhouette for S/S 12. From Jacobs' sheer ...
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Runway Update: Intimates + Swim

New York: The latest lingerie and swim looks on the runway bring a quirky perspective to uptown refinement. From left to right: DKNY channels classic Chanel with this playful tweed matched set. Marc by Marc Jacobs continues the retro nautical mood with tomato red, navy and pretty peplums. A Détacher borrows buoyant bloomers from grandma's closet in this charming collection. ...
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Runway Update: Intimates + Swim

New York: Intimates and swimwear continued to be well-represented for S/S 2012 at this weekend's shows. The ladylike trend in both categories showed no signs of stopping, as designers showcased high-waisted bottoms, sweetheart tops and prim cover ups. On a more contemporary note, high-necked suits continued to make waves, while plunging necklines brought a sensual edge to minimalist maillots. One designer ...
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Runway Update: Swimwear

New York: As New York Fashion Week kicks into gear, swimwear is off to a hot start. Sticking with the current women's trends, waistlines on suits inched up to demure silhouettes. Rachel Comey modernized retro-flavored maillots with innovative photorealistic textile prints. Meanwhile, vintage purveyors What Goes Around Comes Around opted for a little flash and sex appeal with plunge suits ...
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