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A Christmas Gift from Intimissimi
Posted by richard | December 9, 2011

Don’t you wish more fashion lingerie labels would do holiday-themed collections?

There are plenty of “sexy santa” outfits available through online retailers, but too often they look like leftovers from Hallowe’en. It’s rarer to find a collection that actually tries to make a fashion statement out of Christmas clichés.

The luxury Italian label Intimissimi is one that tries to do something new with Christmas each …

Black Tie Affairs: New Looks in Menswear-Inspired Lingerie
Posted by richard | December 7, 2011

Designers and stylists have been playing with gender-bending fashions for decades, but if there’s one niche where role-swapping is seriously tricky, it’s lingerie.

By definition, lingerie is meant to showcase the female form and arouse a partner’s passion. Throw too much male-centric styling into the mix and you might find yourself awakening some hidden desires that are best left undisturbed (for now, at least).

Lingerie …

A Sparkly Future for Pleasure State
Posted by richard | December 2, 2011

One of the most noteworthy developments in the lingerie landscape slipped quietly under the radar this summer when New Zealand’s Bendon announced it was throwing its lot in with Australia’s Pleasure State — or was it the other way around?

The ambitious competitors have been playing footsie (and poaching each other’s creative talent) for years, so the merger had an air of inevitability. It also …

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