Well, we didn’t see THIS one coming.
The Lake and Stars, the iconoclastic U.S. indie label, served up a Valentine’s Day surprise to fans of its edgy undies last week — a super-pretty five-piece capsule collection for Kate Spade New York.
And a very girly one at that: pale blush silk trimmed with bright neon pink and decorated with little pink bows.
There’s a whole lot of change happening at VPL, which is surprising given that the New York brand has such a distinctive signature it could coast on its catalogue styles for years to come.
The best fashion lingerie is all about presentation, intrigue and a little deception. And no one knows this better than Nuria Sardá, the second-generation creative head of the esteemed Spanish brand Andrés Sardá, whose runway productions are masterpieces of showmanship.
If you think New York is cold now, just wait a week.
Next week’s lingerie industry market week — the semi-annual cluster of trade shows and private showrooms where retailers get a glimpse at next fall’s designer collections — is promising to be the busiest and hottest ever for the booming industry.
In addition to Curve Expo trade fair featuring hundreds of lingerie and swim …
This was fashion week in New York and you know what that means: throngs of models and designers competing for attention, and long lineups at the salad bars.
So what does a poor girl — or an indie fashion designer — have to do to get some love when all eyes are on the big brands and their megawatt runway shows?