Eiizabeth Short was only 22 when she was found in a Los Angeles parking lot in 1947, bludgeoned and slashed to death with her torso sliced in half.
It’s hard to imagine there will be a more inspiring, empowering video in women’s fashion this year than Misty Copeland‘s stirring rebuttal to all her naysayers as part of Under Armour‘s I Will What I Want campaign.
The one-minute video debuted three weeks ago and is a worldwide viral smash, with nearly 6 million views on YouTube alone.
The worldwide lingerie market has been mostly flat (pardon the pun) for several years, but among all the brand makeovers and corporate shuffling in the past year, one remarkable tidbit of news leapt out: Agent Provocateur, the UK-based erotic fashion brand, saw its sales increase by 25% in the fiscal year ending in 2013, and the company’s profits doubled.
It’s the third collection in the inspired collaboration between one of the world’s most popular plus-size supermodels (yes, that’s a thing now) and the fashionable Montreal-based store chain that promotes “fashion democracy” for full-figured women.
You don’t have to look too hard to see what recent corporate changes will mean to the fine Aussie brand SJ Lingerie.
It’s right there in the name of their new collection: Neoteric. A synonym for modern, youthful, avant garde. And a deliberate pivot away from classical, traditional style.