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The Lake & Stars – F/W 2011

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New York: The first lingerie brand to win a grant from the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation, The Lake & Stars held their first presentation during New York Fashion Week to a jam-packed crowd at Pier 59. Brooklyn-based designers Maayan Zilberman and Nikki Dekker amped up the drama of their soft yet edgy deconstructive aesthetic, adding curved architectural lines inspired by Italian neoclassicism and grid-like graphics and spare surfaces reminiscent of mid-century design; scroll-like prints from artist Francesca DiMattio and glitzy beadwork gave the collection further pop. Underwire bras and shapewear were a welcome addition to their usual mix of floaty camis and tap pants, and the refreshingly voluptuous, regular-sized models mirrored the new curvaceous silhouettes. Stay tuned to Stylesight’s Image Library for complete collection images.

Color: Black, white, grey / Jade green / Petal pink

Key Items: Retro day bra / “Cage” longline bra / Underbust bra / Paneled high-waisted brief / Cropped tank / “Cheeky” wide-legged tap pants / Underwire bodysuit / Shaper slip / Blouson romper

Print + Pattern: Inky scrollwork / Bauhaus-like grids

Materials: Chiffon / Crushed velvet / Nylon net / Athletic mesh-like open knit / Patterned power mesh

Details + Trim: Faceted glass beads / Metallic seed beads / Sequins / Net tape

Accessories: Girdle garter belts / Sweater stockings

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