One in a Series
Sexy and sophisticated Touché lingerie mixes feminine and preppy, vintage and seductive to come up with a style that seems to be indicative of what is coming out of Colombia at the moment.
As we’ve seen with the other Colombian lingerie lines we’ve profiled, the stereotype of bodacious, over-the-top and overtly sexy doesn’t really apply with these modern labels. Instead, brands like Touché and Ellipse are producing products that while sensual remain sophisticated, and while brightly hued and printed are always tasteful.
Born in Medellín, Colombia, Touché is a brand that includes many separate lines. From lingerie fashioned out of high quality and fashionable materials and comfortable and chic loungewear to a collection of activewear and, of course, swimsuits, Touché has you covered whatever the occasion.
Touché’s Summer 2011 lingerie collection is soft, feminine and elegantly minimal. Pieces range from a butter soft, sheer coral (called naranja) bra and underwear set to a bright orange floral print used on pyjama dresses, pants and t-shirts. The palette of the brand’s Spring/Summer lingerie boasts colors like seafoam and a light purple. Of course, both collections feature their share of sophisticated black and white pieces, too, because those are always in demand and in style.
Touché swimwear is heavy on the bikinis but quite covered up overall. There are halter styles, peacock prints, tie-dye coverups and plunging animal prints. One-pieces are made more interesting with side cut-outs and tie-up backs, while bikinis become fashion statements in floral and ikat prints. Have a mini me in your life? Touché also makes swimwear for little girls.
Touché is well on its way to becoming an international brand, with branded stores in 8 countries. In the U.S. you can find Touche stores on Miami’s Ocean Drive and in the Market Street mall in Houston. For English language information about the brand, visit the Houston store’s Facebook page here.
With styles likes these one can only hope that Touché, and other Colombian brands like it, will soon become more widely available in North America.