I should preface this post by stating that yes, I am going to unveil another spring collection today, and that I apologize if the images above give you a serious case of the winter blues. The fashion business apparently enjoys torturing us, doesn’t it?
But if you’re sick of snow and salt-stained boots (like me), or are just being sneaky at work, then I’m sure Brulee’s new spring collection will provide you with a welcome escape!
The New York-based label’s 2011 range features their popular Classic and Boudoir lines, as well as the introduction of a bridal collection and the new Noir collection.
The Boudoir range features the same beloved pieces of last season’s offerings, such as silk camis, bodysuits and soft bralettes, but also features a new knicker style. Perfect for the spring, the silk styles are offered in mint and blush hues, offset against bold, black trim.
Also new for the label is a bridal range (top row above) that will be available just in time for your spring nuptials. The pieces are designed with Brulee’s streamlined, clean aesthetic, but consist of luxurious Swarovski crystal button detail and seductive hook-and-eye closures. No doubt the collection will suit the minimalist or laid-back bride impeccably. Items like the silk camisole and short, as well as playful romper also possess some serious island flair, so if you’re headed on a tropical honeymoon (le sigh) don’t leave home without these!
The newest range from the label, entitled Noir (second row), takes its style cues from old Hollywood glamour and screen sirens Ava Gardner, Jean Harlow and Marilyn Monroe. The collection’s items, constructed entirely of sensual chiffon, are offered in sophisticated black and cream color combinations with chic contrast piping detail. Can’t you just picture sitting at a vanity wearing the feminine teddy underneath a dressing gown?
What I find particularly refreshing about Brulee’s spring collection is that it didn’t veer too far away from its established aesthetic; instead, designer Kristian Giambi stuck to a winning formula and designed a timeless collection which just so happens to work wonderfully with this spring’s minimal approach to dressing.
Brulee lingerie is offered in sizes XS-XL (0-16) and ranges in price from $36-220.
The Noir and bridal collection are not yet available online, but head over to brulee.net to check out some new colors from the Boudoir collection.