Forget about that Thomas Wolfe quote: you can go home again — and come back renewed.
That’s what Canadian designer Carrie Russell discovered when she returned to her ancestral homeland of Scotland last fall, looking to reconnect with her family and find inspiration for her next lingerie collection.
The result is the Courage collection from Russell’s Toronto-based label With Love Lingerie: a sleek, bold, …
Canadian women are accustomed to being inundated with foreign fashion brands, so it’s always noteworthy when one of our own starts making inroads abroad.
Most lingerie designers begin planning a new collection by gathering fabric swatches and assembling a moodboard of inspirations. Carrie Russell writes stories.
The founder of the young Toronto label With Love Lingerie is also an English lit grad who creates fictional characters that become the inspiration (and models) for her lingerie designs.
Here’s an example of how Carrie’s unique creative process unfolds:
“The Beatrice babydoll
Canadian girls, there’s a new lingerie label in town, and it’s coming to you with love.
Toronto-based With Love Lingerie is off to a good start with two very different style ranges: the cheery Bloom line with its bright floral print, and the darkly seductive Femme line of erotic black separates. That’s the distinctive Bloom bustier in the photo above; you can probably guess from …