The long-awaited opening of Victoria’s Secret‘s London flagship store yesterday had plenty of ‘wow factor': a glittering glass staircase, pink chandeliers, costumes from the VS Fashion Show, even the debut of a new fragrance, called ‘London’, developed especially for the occasion.
If you aren’t wearing Michi this fall, you’ll be missing out on one of the season’s hottest — and most welcome — fashion trends. And one that’s almost guaranteed to last.
Michi takes two fashion-forward ideas — technical athletic wear and lingerie as outerwear — mashes them up and catapults the whole thing about 400 years into the future.
Anticipation over the opening of Victoria’s Secret‘s new London flagship store — its first full-product store outside of North America* — has been building for months. So it was a major buzz-kill when the company suddenly announced in July that its long-planned, pre-Olympics launch was delayed indefinitely.
Alfred Hitchcock had a huge problem with women’s underthings.
The classic filmmaker had an almost fetishistic fascination with lingerie, but he couldn’t understand it as either functional garments or fashion items. Instead, he turned underwear into a symbolic emblem of shame (the viewer’s), moral failing (the character’s) and frustrated libido (the director’s).
This is the time of year when Parisians (just like New Yorkers) flee the city, head for the beaches and laugh about all the American tourists baking on the streets back home. Bonnes vacances, y’all!
Popular lingerie brand Passionata captures the spirit of that annual exodus with a colorful new photo campaign to promote its Autumn-Winter 2012 collection.