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One of the effects of the fast-fashion boom over the past two decades is that underwear has become almost disposable, like razors.

It’s an odd paradox: swamped with cheap and cheaply made imports, women are buying more underwear than ever before, but spending less on it and hanging on to almost none of it.

As a result, some young women have forgotten how to dress …

Fortnight’s Intimate Sculpture
Posted by richard | December 12, 2012

For its fourth full collection, Canada’s Fortnight Lingerie looked to both heaven and earth for direction.

Designer Christine Remenyi found inspiration in astronomy, Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and modern graphic design.

The result is Asteria, a 2013 collection of expertly crafted pieces that takes its name from asterism, an obscure term referring to distant star clusters.

That kind of esoteric thinking might be …

Video: Fortnight Shoots For The Stars
Posted by richard | July 25, 2012

The summery video below is just a teaser, but it should generate some enthusiasm for the 2013 collection from Toronto label Fortnight Lingerie.

The new collection, which will debut during market week in New York next month, is called “Asteria” — a reference to asterism, the name given to patterns visible in distant star clusters that aren’t constellations.

This will mark the fourth …

Fortnight Waves The Flag for Canada
Posted by richard | February 17, 2012

The lingerie industry in Canada has seen its ups and downs over the past few decades but it’s enjoying a resurgence these days, especially when it comes to independent luxury labels.

Want proof? Toronto-based Fortnight Lingerie is actually bragging about being Canadian in a new marketing campaign meant to emphasize their local heritage.

The company’s new behind-the-scenes video (below), called ‘Made In Canada‘, …

She is arguably the most revered muse in rock and roll history — the inspiration for Bruce Springsteen’s Born To Run, the Jersey girl he seduced with the pledge, “I’ll love you with all the madness in my soul.”

Now, more than 35 years later, that same Wendy has become the inspiration for a lingerie set (above) from Canadian label Fortnight Lingerie that does …

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