Part Parisian floor show, part striptease, the runway presentation from iconic American brand Secrets In Lace was the closest thing to pure vintage fashion at Lingerie Fashion Week — an illusion that was spoiled only by the appearance of vivid candy-colored designs from the brand’s SS15 collection.
The Virginia-based distributor of retro undergarments used the LFW stage on Friday to show how far it has come in the 30 years since it began as a supplier of old-fashioned nylons.
It was the liveliest production in Lingerie Fashion Week‘s busy schedule, with SIL offering updated versions of vintage garments that celebrate the classic female figure. There were no coat hangers in this colorful parade, which managed to make nostalgia seem both fresh and relevant.
Here are some of the highlights from Secrets In Lace‘s fashion show, with founder Dan Whitsett appearing for a well-earned bow at the end.
All photos by Gustavo Villar.