Affinitas & Parfait Fall 2014 Collection at Lingerie Fashion Week. Images via Jeff Thibodeau Photography .
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Lingerie Fashion Week 2014
Bradelis Collection — Photo by Alberto Lama
Bradelis Collection — Photo by Alberto Lama
From the press release:
New York, NY 24 February 2014 – Lingerie Fashion Week®, the first Fashion Week worldwide exclusively created for intimate apparel brands, entered its third season for Fall/Winter 2014 with a twist – literally. Fifteen plus domestic and international designers took the stage via Runway, Presentation and Special Exhibition, with a few surprises in store, at New York’s Canoe Studios February 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2014.
The season kicked-off with a cocktail party hosted by Lingerie Fashion Week FW14 sponsors Shibue Couture (Official Lingerie Solution) and Soak Wash (Official Delicates Care), celebrating the launch of Shibue’s ‘Summer Lace’ Strapless Panty Collection and Soak’s newest eco-formulation and rebranding. BRADELIS NEW YORK followed with the first Runway Show of the season, wrapping with a Presentation and Cocktail Reception to 400+ guests. Currently counting three New York storefronts including Soho & Madison Ave, the brand offers luxury lingerie for everyday wear; combining the best of American function with Japanese craftsmanship.
Friday opened with a Runway Show held by modern-boudoir luxury house Naked Princess, showcasing floaty chemises, luxurious PJ sets, cashmere robes and delicate lace lingerie in a luxuriously feminine collection. A ‘Ones to Watch’ Special Exhibition followed, presented by Digital Media Partner The Lingerie Journal and featuring new & emerging designers Arsenic & Vieilles Dentelles,BlackBird Underpinnings, Iris London, Lola Haze, Negative Underwearand Nevaeh Intimates. The on-dress form Exhibition was additionally on-view upon venue entry throughout the duration of Lingerie Fashion Week. Not for the faint of heart, FYI by Dani Read presented “The Muse of the Violets” in a solo presentation, showcasing a collection of aggressive, convertible luxury lingerie for the femme fatale with a sinister high fashion edge. Closing Friday was a Special Exhibition by sculpture artist Heather Corey, presenting “Love Corsetry”: a textural and colorful expression of the corset drawing inspiration from the feminine form and Parisian glamour. Set to share Corey’s vision of feminine motion with the viewer, “Love Corsetry” presents detailed manipulation of (Corey’s own) handmade paper fibers and paper clay in two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms.
Launching for FW14, LAYNEAU COLLECTION opened Saturday’s shows, showcasing its luxury boudoir-wear for the modern ‘Madame X’ on lingerie models up to age 60. Sweeping floor length dressing gowns, dramatic velvet bed jackets, sheer chiffon chemises and more made their debut via Presentation, set to the live sounds of the Boudreaux String Quartet. Taking thigh highs to new heights, Kix’ies Thigh Highs presented “Cirque de Kix’ies”, featuring thigh-high clad contortionists, hand balancers and suspended hoop artists from 2 Ring Circus – proving the brand’s “thigh highs that don’t fall down” mantra holds true. A multi-designer Made in the USA Presentation showcased contemporary lingerie & loungewear from unconventional NaïS (Brooklyn)
Bradelis photo by Caroline Alarcón Loor.
Bringing consumers in on the action, the three-day event wrapped with an open-to-the-public Official Closing Benefit Saturday night, featuring a group Exhibition Runway Show that brought back 10+ of the season’s designers onto one exciting stage, including: Affinitas & Parfait, BlackBird Underpinnings, BRADELIS NEW YORK, Clare Bare, FYI by Dani Read, LAYNEAU COLLECTION, Lola Haze, NaïS, Nevaeh Intimates and Shibue Couture. The 30-minute show also saw a special ‘halftime’ performance presented byKix’ies Thigh Highs, featuring thigh-high clad step performers from AOS (Art of Stepping®). A ticketed event, 15% of sales were donated to FW14 Non-Profit Partner Safe Horizon, the nation’s leading victim assistance organization. Safe Horizon responds to child abuse, domestic violence, and other violent crimes in New York City to help victims and their families heal and rebuild their lives.
Designers were joined by industry complementing sponsors including Digital Media Partner The Lingerie Journal, Procter & Gamble’s leading feminine protection brand Always, Official Beverage of Lingerie Fashion Week® Java Monster and Official Liquor Sponsor BH Group USA, serving their portfolio of spirits & wine (Lotus Vodka, Passion XO Liqueur, The Fat Trout Whiskey and Notorious Pink Rosé) at select presentations and special exhibitions. Famed mixologist and apotheker Albert Trummer (Drogerie Miami and the soon-to-open Drogerie New York) joined BH Group USA to expertly craft artisan cocktails for each event. Angelica Roberts Photography returned as Official Boudoir Photographer to Lingerie Fashion Week FW14, while completely bare joined as Official Hair Removal. Recipients of the Official Gift Bag (distributed exclusively at the Closing Benefit) received completely bare’s best-selling Ready, Set, Wax Kit, along with guilt-free snack PopChips, Shibue Couture’s signature No-Strap Panty andSoak Wash delicates care samples. All hair & makeup looks at Lingerie Fashion Week FW14 were designed courtesy Backstage Beauty Partner The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School in conjunction with MAT: Makeup at the Temple and Ultimate Face Cosmetics.
Bradelis Collection — Photo by Alberto Lama
Lingerie Fashion Week FW14 was home to 20,000+ square feet of sweeping studio space with wraparound views of the Hudson River, offering ample space for Runway Shows and Presentations as well as a centrally-located Sponsor Lounge offering seamless connection between the venue, Canoe Studios. Canoe is housed within the prestigious Starrett-Lehigh Building at 601 West 26th Street, a creative landmark located in the heart of Manhattan’s gallery district.
Bradelis backstage photo by Caroline Alarcón Loor.
For more on Lingerie Fashion Week® and the FW14 season, please visit: www.lingeriefashionweek.com
Photos by Alberto Lama, Caroline Alarcon, Chang Gao, and Nomi Ellenson.
Lingerie Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014
From The Press Release:
New York, NY 6 August 2013 – Lingerie Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 followed up its February debut with a season that came, saw and delivered – almost literally, this past weekend in New York. The Metropolitan Suite staged shows ranging from 24 karat gold thread at Rococo Dessous to burlesque at Dita Von Teese Stockings by Secrets in Lace to an army of expecting models taking the runway in heels at You! Lingerie Nursing + Maternity. The season saw a number of lingerie trends ranging from pin-up to pinstripes to bohemian to neons, beauty trends from feathers to punk to space age to 40s bombshell. LingerieFW SS14 showcased ten designers and one special exhibition over August 1st – 3rd, with Sponsor Lounge happenings including a Java Monster Coffee Lounge, Cotton Installation hosted by Cotton Incorporated, Press Lounge with charging stations hosted by The Lingerie Addict, and a Boudoir Photo Installation from Angelica Roberts Boudoir Photography. The three-day event wrapped on Saturday, August 3rd with a Closing Party benefitting non-profit Bright pink, featuring an exclusive Pop Up Exhibit from the Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum: “The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry & Binding” by artist and couturier Camilla Huey.
Headquartered in Japan and currently counting three New York storefronts including Soho & Madison Ave, BRADELIS NEW YORK kicked off Lingerie Fashion Week Thursday night with a Runway Show followed by a Presentation & Cocktail Reception. Guests including plus size model and star of NUVOtv’s “Curvy Girls” Denise Bidot sipped libations courtesy of Cayum and Lotus Vodka. Friday morning brought a joint presentation between indie designers Lola Haze and Uye Surana, each showcasing lingerie & loungewear with distinct ready-to-wear influences. Rococo Dessous 24 Karat Gold Lingerie followed by debuting their first bridal collection, sending gilded models down a candle lit runway lined with rose petals. Day two wrapped with a fusion of runway & burlesque from worldwide retro-inspired lingerie & stockings leader Secrets in Lace, featuring looks from Secrets in Lace, Bettie Page Lingerie & Stockings and Dita Von Teese Stockings. The show opened with a special video introduction from Dita Von Teese herself, featuring a mid-show burlesque performance from Ginger Valentine, Missy Lisa and Angie B’Lovely of The Ruby Revue. Expecting this? Saturday opened with fashion forward nursing & maternity line You! Lingerie, sending maternity models from Expecting Models, Inc. down the runway in a flurry of hot pink heels and punk-inspired hair & makeup. LA & Hawaii based NOE Undergarments followed with a progressive installation of grave faced models in subdued orange wigs (think The 5th Element) clad in the line’s signature lingerie-RTW fusion. Taking the stage as the season’s finale, global lingerie powerhouse and full bust leader Affinitas & Parfait sent looks down a Secret Garden-inspired runway lined and anchored in florals while Cynthia Decker andMolly Hopkins of Lifetime’s Double Divas sat front row. Guests at the Official Closing Party benefitting non-profit Bright Pink were treated to an exclusive Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum Pop Up Exhibit held in conjunction with the Historic House Trust’s Contemporary Art Partnerships initiative: “The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry & Binding” by artist and couturier Camilla Huey. Couture corsets infused with hand transcribed letters and ephemera lined the runway while Cayrum and Lotus Vodka served up celebratory cocktails in honor of a successful second season.
In between shows guests were privy to a Press Lounge with charging stations and a live Twitter feed tracking #LingerieFashionWeek hosted by The Lingerie Addict, the world’s #1 lingerie blogger with 150K+ uniques a month and a combined social media following of over 80,000. Proving what really lies beneath, Cotton Incorporated hosted a Cotton Lounge and Installation, showcasing cotton-rich looks from varying designers ranging from Eberjey and Cosabella to LingerieFW designers Lola Haze and Uye Surana. Keeping press, influencers, designers, models and guests refreshed, Java Monster joined as Official Beverage to LingerieFW, hosting a Java Monster Lounge manned by Nevaeh Intimates-clad Java Girls and stocked with chilled coffee beverages Mean Bean, Loca Moca, Kona Cappuccino and Vanilla Light. Guests in need of a treat also snacked on Fudge, Orange Cream and Coffee ice cream bars from ENLIGHTENED: The-Good-For-
Lingerie Fashion Week to return for a third season in 2014. Stay tuned for details atwww.lingeriefw.com.
LingerieFW Benefit 8-3
Announcing the Official Closing Benefit of LingerieFW, the first Fashion Week exclusively dedicated to the intimate apparel industry, on Saturday August 3rd from 8-10pm. Showcasing an exclusive Pop Up Exhibit from the Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum: “The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry & Binding” by artist, couturier and historian Camilla Huey (has designed for a roster of names including Oprah, Janet Jackson and Katy Perry). The exhibit, temporarily moving from the Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum in upper Manhattan, resurrects the lives of eight women involved in the adventures of Aaron Burr, Vice President to Thomas Jefferson and the assassin of Alexander Hamilton. The exhibition tells the compelling stories of these women through the craft of bookbinding and the art of couture corsets.
Open to the public, this event features a 2-hour open bar with 10% of all ticket sales (http://lingeriefashionweek.eventbrite.com/) donated to Bright Pink, the only national non-profit organization focusing on the risk reduction and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women while offering support for high-risk individuals.
For more on the Closing Benefit & Pop Up Exhibit: http://www.lingeriefw.com/camilla-hueymorris-jumel-mansion-museum.html. For more on Lingerie Fashion Week: http://www.lingeriefw.com/.
LingerieFW Returns for Spring/Summer 2014
The first Fashion Week exclusively dedicated to the intimate apparel industry.
New York, NY 16 July 2013 – We came. We saw. We conquered. We’re back. Lingerie Fashion Week, the first Fashion Week worldwide exclusively dedicated to the intimate apparel industry, follows up its February debut with a season two return for Spring/Summer 2014. Shows ranging from emerging and established brands to celebrity labels will take the stage via Runway or Presentation at The Metropolitan Suite in New York, August 1st, 2nd & 3rd.Available on LingerieFW.com, the Official SS14 Schedule includes: Rococo Dessous, the first lingerie line made of 24-karat gold thread, worldwide leader in retro-inspired lingerie & stockings Secrets in Lace, presenting Secrets in Lace, Bettie Page Lingerie & Stockings and Dita Von Teese Stockings, global powerhouse and full bust leader Affinitas & Parfait, lingerie-RTW fusion NOE Undergarments, lingerie & lounge lines Lola Haze and Uye Surana showing in a combined Presentation, fashion-forward nursing & maternity line You! Lingerie, and innovative NaïS lingerie & loungewear and decadent Nevaeh Intimates showing in a combined Made in NY Presentation. Headquartered in Japan and currently counting three New York storefronts including Soho & Madison Ave, BRADELIS NEW YORK will kick-off Lingerie Fashion Week with a Runway Show followed by a Presentation & Cocktail Reception. The three-day event will wrap with an Official Closing Party on Saturday, August 3rd, benefitting Bright Pink and featuring a Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum Pop Up Exhibit in conjunction with the Historic House Trust’s Contemporary Art Partnerships initiative: “The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry & Binding” by artist and couturier Camilla Huey.LingerieFW also welcomes on board Cotton Incorporated as partner, who is proving what really lies beneath via a Cotton Installation. Featuring a range of cotton-rich looks from varying intimate apparel brands and designers, the Installation will be on-view in the Cotton Lounge throughout the three days for guests to enjoy. Keeping press, influencers, designers, models and guests refreshed, Java Monster joins as Official Beverage to LingerieFW. Nevaeh Intimates-clad Java Girls will distribute chilled coffee beverages Mean Bean, Loca Moca, Kona Cappuccino and Vanilla Light to those in need of a recharge from the Sponsor Lounge to Backstage. Guests needing a treat can also snack on ice cream bars from ENLIGHTENED: The-Good-For-
Having successfully staked its claim as a power player in the greater fashion industry, intimate apparel now has its own Fashion Week to boot. Introducing LingerieFW, the first Fashion Week exclusively dedicated to intimate apparel brands. Encompassing lingerie, loungewear, sleepwear, shapewear, hosiery and lingerie accessories, LingerieFW (representing a $14 billion and growing market segment) presents an exciting industry hub designed to collectively give the growing force of intimates brands their due voice. Open to emerging and established brands worldwide, LingerieFW offers a high visibility, influential platform yielding maximum buzz and media exposure. Shedding a powerful spotlight on intimates designers and the industry as a whole, LingerieFW™ aims to make intimates brands household names just as their womenswear counterparts are. LingerieFW debuted for the FW13 season in February 2013 to a result of over 100+ million total Media Impressions, reaching audiences from North & South America to Europe and Asia. www.lingeriefw.com
Lingerie Fashion Week Fall/ Winter 2013
Neveah Intimates. Photo by Stephen Wilson.
A lovely collection of tasteful intimate apparel made it’s debut during Lingerie fashion week in New York City.
From the press release:
New York, NY 1 Mar, 2013 – Womenswear has it. Menswear has it. Swimwear has it. Now Intimates has it. Introducing LingerieFW™: the first Fashion Week dedicated exclusively to the intimate apparel industry. The inaugural season of Lingerie Fashion Week just made its debut last weekend, showcasing FW13 collections Friday the 22nd & Saturday the 23rd at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. Six designers took the stage via runway and presentation: global powerhouse Affinitas & Parfait, luxuriously erotic FYI by Dani Read, innovative NaïS, sultry Nevaeh Intimates, provocative Rouge Séduire and effortless Uye Surana. Lingerie Fashion Week will make its return for the SS14 season this August.
LingerieFW™’s debut season staged shows over a span of two days, offering brands two venues to choose from at the Metropolitan Pavilion: The Gallery offering sleek, white washed Presentation space and the airy Metropolitan Suite offering an elegant backdrop for Runway. The Gallery also played host to guest check-in as well as “The Boudoir” Sponsor Lounge, featuring a Press Lounge with Charging Station hosted by industry Media Partners The Lingerie Journal and CRÉATIONS, a hydrating SmartWater lounge, Gift Suite showcasing the LingerieFW Official Gift Bag, and Dry Bar from LingerieFW™ Hair/Makeup Partner The Temple, a Paul Mitchell Partner School and more. Not only did The Temple pamper guests at the Dry Bar with complementary styling throughout the shows, but also created all of the hair & makeup looks for showcasing designers backstage in collaboration with MAT, Advanced Makeup Education at The Temple and Ultimate Face Cosmetics.
Ultimate Face Cosmetics, The Temple, SmartWater, ZICO: Pure Coconut Water, PopChips, Smolder Perfume, Soak Wash and The Lingerie Alliance all generously donated product to the LingerieFW™ Official Gift Bag, displayed throughout the shows in the Sponsor Lounge Gift Suite. Karlsson’s Vodka in collaboration with mixologist Sean McClure of Cocktail Chemistry Consulting, along with Cayrum, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, ZICO: Pure Coconut Water and SmartWater also signed on to provide libations & hydration at the LingerieFW™ Closing Party on Saturday, Feb 23rd, attended by fashion & intimates industry influentials and high profile New Yorkers including Alex McCord & Simon van Kempen. For Sponsor links, please visit: http://www.lingeriefw.com/.
Having only been offered the tradeshow platform in the past, LingerieFW™ is the first Fashion Week to emerge worldwide exclusively dedicated to intimate apparel. Lingerie Fashion Week offers both emerging & established brands ranging from lingerie, loungewear and sleepwear to shapewear, hosiery, lingerie accessories & men’s underwear the opportunity to come together as an industry, collectively showcasing new collections via the exciting, progressive and press-driven Fashion Week platform. Event branding is sleek, sophisticated, fashion forward and most importantly innovative, providing a compelling hub designed to propel the intimates industry forward, while giving brands a dynamic stage for maximum media exposure.
Why a Lingerie Fashion Week now? Once considered a niche category, intimate apparel has recently exploded into the forefront of consumerism, having seen a dynamic surge of recognition particularly within the past few years. The industry is now prevalent in just about every area of pop culture, while innerwear-as-outerwear has moved on from being marked a passing trend to an omnipresent, permanent fixture in fashion worldwide. The U.S. women’s intimates and hosiery market alone grew to $14 billion in 2011, up from $13 billion in 2010 (Source: Citi ), showing growth in the mid to high single digits per year versus low to mid single digits per year for women’s apparel overall. (Source: Citi ). Says LingerieFW™ Founder & Director Lauren Rich:
“It is safe to say intimate apparel has successfully staked its claim as a power player in the greater fashion industry, and as such deserves a high visibility, influential platform to collectively give its growing force of brands their due voice. The goal of LingerieFW™ is to give this voice to the hundreds of beautiful, innovative intimates designers & brands via a channel not only reaching industry but also the consumer – spotlighting & elevating the industry as a whole. Through LingerieFW™, we want to make lingerie & intimates designers household names just as their womenswear counterparts are.”
LingerieFW™ is open to both emerging & established brands worldwide within the following categories: lingerie, loungewear, sleepwear, shapewear, hosiery, lingerie solutions, lingerie accessories, men’s underwear, men’s sleepwear and men’s loungewear. Interested brands for the SS14 season may request an application and further information on LingerieFW™ by contacting [email protected] .