Nothing matches the luxuriant sensation of pure silk lingerie against the skin. Nothing drapes as well or feels so indulgent. And few contemporary designers have as much fun with silk as Ayten Gasson.
Based in London, Ayten has been producing small collections of her signature lace bras, teddies, knickers, slips and other supremely indulgent items for about five years. Many of her designs are derived from authentic vintage lingerie items found in antique and second-hand shops around the UK. Clearly, Ayten likes to look backward with a romantic fondness for the elegance and glamour of bygone days.
The new fall collection from Ayten Gasson adds several impressive new lines to the catalogue, most of which work as lingerie or sleepwear and, for the daring, even outerwear (worn under a sweater, of course — this is fall, after all!)
This time, Ayten has drawn her style cues from the Regency period of the early 19th Century, a time of extravagant glamour in British high society and its fashions.
For a good indication of what this means, have a look at the pieces below from the Elizabeth line, which is offered in both olive and a perfectly regal plum shade. The selections include glamorous underwire bras richly embellished with Nottingham lace, luxurious teddies and Ayten’s signature skirted knicker. She has also introduced a gorgeous silk-lined, front-closing waspie (below left) that is a true statement piece.
Other standouts in the fall collection include the black silk Lady M line trimmed with black lace and playful latte-colored ribbons (that’s the Lady M longline bra in the photo above), and the shimmering Catherine line (bottom right) of navy blue silk and bright contrasting lace trim.
Ayten takes a lot of pride in sourcing her materials and manufacturing in the UK, and also in paying homage to the classic traditions of British fashion. You can find matching silk cuffs and eyemasks for most of her outfits, as well as sensuous tap shorts and beautiful open-back kimonos that close in front with satin ribbon ties.
The Ayten Gasson label is quickly becoming a must-have for devotees of vintage styling and can be found in a growing number of upscale boutiques in the US as well as throughout Britain.
And, while the fall collection is grabbing all the attention, it’s also a great time to scoop up some AG heirlooms through her annual clearance sale of previous lines. Hard to imagine, but right now you can pick up a full ensemble for under $100!
Here’s a selection of pictures from the new collection. Lots more over at Ayten’s website.