You! Lingerie: LFW Runway Show
Posted by Lingerie Talk | October 27, 2014
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Maternity specialist label You! Lingerie made headlines last year when it stunned the crowd at Lingerie Fashion Week by sending a parade of pregnant models down the runway.

The Georgia-based brand tried the same approach for the latest LFW show on the weekend, but this time the emphasis was clearly on the company’s increasingly broad range of style options.

Expectant moms in all stages of pregnancy proudly modeled You‘s colorful assortment of fashion maternity undergarments and loungewear — including some strappy styles that are more often targeted at younger consumers who haven’t yet begun to think about starting a family. A liberal dousing of body glitter and some metallic hardware accessories added to the contemporary vibe of the show.

Below we have a gallery of just some of You! Lingerie‘s groundbreaking LFW show and equally progressive fashion range.
All photos by Gustavo Villar.

Love Cage: LFW Fashion Presentation
Posted by Lingerie Talk | October 27, 2014
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Black roses and handcuffs. Whips and chains and silken devil’s tails. What else would you expect to find at a lingerie show?

With fetish touches and a light-hearted approach to bondage garments, New York label Love Cage made a memorable debut on Saturday at Lingerie Fashion Week.

The new RTW collection from Sex Trash designer Stephanie Paterek combines luxury fabric choices with modest restraints and supple leather detailing. As for the dude in the black mask, well he’s not for sale so find your own.

Below are highlights from Love Cage‘s fashion presentation at LFW. Learn more about the new label here or on their webshop.

All photos by Gustavo Villar.

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The Giving Bride: LFW Runway Show
Posted by Lingerie Talk | October 27, 2014
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With seductive sheers and silky vintage styles, wedding label The Giving Bride charmed a packed house during its runway show at Lingerie Fashion Week on Saturday afternoon.

The Chicago-based label was part of LFW’s ‘Made in the USA’ presentation to support American manufacturing.

Founder Maggie Gillette started The Giving Bride in 2012 with the aim of using profits to support charitable work — hence the name.

Here are some highlights from their spirited runway show.

All photos by Gustavo Villar.

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Models of all shapes, sizes, colors and even genders kept crowds buzzing and cheering on the weekend as Lingerie Fashion Week returned to New York with two days of runway shows and fashion presentations.

Held for the first time outside of womenswear fashion week, the latest version of LFW was a cliché-busting triumph of diversity and (sometimes unexpected) style.

Models hit the stage on skateboards, posed with BDSM accessories and performed mini-burlesque stripteases. There were brides in bloomers, two brands sent men down the fashion runway and one newcomer, the fetish-themed Love Cage, brought along its own dungeonmaster. That is what he was there for, right?

This edition of Lingerie Fashion Week showcased styles from the participating brands’ upcoming SS15 collection, and included stand-alone previews from a host of emerging designers and British labels that are new to North America.

And the event was not without some social commentary. The most poignant, and relevant, moment was offered by gay-friendly brand Play Out, which sent one of its male models down the runway inked with a tattoo that read “No Pain Is Forever”.

Below is a sample of highlights from the event. Individual galleries for the participating brands will follow.

Top photo shows model from Andrée Ciccarelli. All photos by Gustavo Villar.

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Leather-trimmed chiffon Twilight Vixen hooded robe from Love Cage.

The debut collection from New York fetish-fashion lingerie label Love Cage isn’t for the faint of heart.

But what else would you expect from the renowned designer behind Sex Trash, the studs-and-leather bespoke line favored by some of the world’s most fearless celebrities?

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, which launched today with a presentation at Lingerie Fashion Week, is the closest that design whiz Stephanie Paterek has ever come to creating edgy undies with crossover market appeal.

She’s toned down some of the punk detailing that marked her five years at the helm of Sex Trash, but kept the overall BDSM vibe. That means no spikes and fewer metal studs, but a very stylish use of leather collars and corset lacing that reflects the label’s roots in the fetish underground.

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But don’t call Love Cage bondage lite; bondage luxe would be more appropriate. (And just to show she hasn’t strayed far from her roots, Stephanie cites “medical corsets” and the provocative 1950s illustrations of John Willie, the publisher of the original Bizarre magazine, as her influences for this collection.)

It’s a “full” collection too, with bras, garters, panties and bustiers in a variety of leather and stretch lace configurations, and it’ll all be available on Love Cage‘s webshop.

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The most popular item in the debut collection is bound (pardon the pun) to be the Bound By Desire bustier (above, $450), a mesh-and-leather beauty with eight cords that bind the leather cups to a matching collar.

But the showstopper in the collection is the brazen Lounging Mistress robe (below, $950): a lavish boudoir piece in nude silk charmeuse that piles up at your ankles, it’s paired with a black leather waspie-like belt that perfectly conveys the Love Cage aesthetic of mixing restraint and freedom in one erotic package.

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Most of Stephanie’s goth-meets-heavy-metal creations for Sex Trash were one-offs or bespoke garments and they helped craft the powerful public image of trend leaders like Britney, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Taylor Momsen. The Love Cage assortment is infinitely more accessible (even with those luxe price tags) and several pieces are clearly meant for private enjoyment rather than public display.

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enters the American lingerie scene at an interesting time. Despite the influence of 50 Shades of Grey and the growing mainstream curiosity around BDSM and its fashion repertoire, very few U.S. designers have been willing to test women’s appetite for bondage-themed undies (exceptions include Kiki De Montparnasse, Dani Read’s FYI and Fleur Du Mal).

The release next Valentine’s Day of the first 50 Shades movie will almost certainly amp up interest in styles like these, which bodes well for Love Cage. Always a bit of a fashion outlier, Stephanie Paterek just might find herself at the head of the pack again.

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