The modern sports bra revolution began 15 years ago today, when soccer player Brandi Chastain fell to her knees in the middle of the Rose Bowl field, pulled off her team jersey and raised two clenched fists to celebrate her winning goal in America’s astonishing victory over China in the women’s World Cup final.
The Canadian indie label Fortnight Lingerie is looking toward fall with one eye on the past — its own.
Rather than deliver a range of new styles, Fortnight is using its upcoming AW 2014 collection to “re-imagine” many of its most familiar pieces, like its popular longline bras and body-con slips.
A few years ago I was in Nashville with my teenage daughter when we saw a man taping hand-written flyers to telephone poles. “No Doubt — Free Concert — Noon Tomorrow,” it read, which made us laugh because obviously some tribute band with sloppy handwriting was trying to cash in on the global superstar band’s name.
Whenever I’m asked by entrepreneurs or indie designers who they should look to for inspiration as they launch careers in the lingerie business, I always mention the name Gabrielle Adamidis.
A rare mix of steely determination, uncompromising originality and raw talent, the founder of the Aussie label Hopeless Lingerie offers something of a beacon of hope for young designers facing the long uphill slog …
Brown is the most unloved color in lingerie, and we’ll be damned if we know why.
In the right hands it can create sensuous, earthy garments that hint at old-world decadence and nostalgia.
Still, most brands are loathe to explore the endless possibilities of brunette colorways, yielding instead to a safer, more familiar palette of nudes, naturals and slightly off-color earth tones.