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It wasn’t too long ago that a high-concept label like Chromat would be considered radical, even subversive, and have a hard time finding a market.

But the New York-based label founded three years ago by urban planner Becca McCharen is suddenly everywhere — on concert stages, in Hallowe’en costumes, decorating celebrities, in fashion editorials, and in a rapidly growing number of fashion-forward wardrobes.

Most lingerie …

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Portfolio: London Sends In The Troops
Posted by richard | October 25, 2012

From a knockout military-themed pageant by Agent Provocateur to the see-through latex Cheongsam dresses from Atsuko Kudo‘s new collection, last night’s Lingerie London fashion show gave patrons more than an eyeful.

The event at Old Billingsgate market was sponsored by the Seven Bar Foundation, which raises money that provides micro loans to women entrepreneurs in the Third World. The London event was the …

A star-studded lingerie show will dazzle London’s fashion elite tonight, but its impact could be felt around the world for years to come.

A sold-out crowd of 400 UK glitterati paid up to £1,000 each for the eagerly anticipated Lingerie London catwalk show at Old Billingsgate, a converted fish market on the Thames and prized Victorian landmark.

The main attractions at the event will be …

Worth Repeating: ‘This Is My Body. Deal With It.’
Posted by richard | October 22, 2012

It takes a clear head and a strong voice to make sense of all the media noise about obesity, sizeism, bullying and the whole snakepit of body-image issues that women are exposed to.

Stella Boonshoft has that clarity.

The New York student triggered a tsunami-sized public debate last week by simply posting a photo of herself in a bikini on her Body Love blog. And …

Wherefore Art Thou, Wildfox?
Posted by richard | October 22, 2012

It’s been said that every generation has to discover Shakespeare in its own way.

And these days there are countless pathways to the Bard: from Woody Allen to Julie Taymor to Gnomeo and Juliet and many more.

But what about a lingerie collection aimed at dreamy young girls that tries to capture the timeless heartache of Romeo and Juliet?

Wildfox Couture, the youth-centric …

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