Lingerie Fashion Week 2014

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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), sustainable Clare Bare (LA), and gothic Sophi Reaptress (Philadelphia), whose models were privy to expertly manicured, vegan non-toxic nails provided by Priti NYC (showcasing colorways Tulip Tree Teal, Constant Nymph, Mulberry Jam, Bronze Meteor, Coffee Bush, Chrysanthos, and Nigra). Global lingerie powerhouse and full bust cult-favorite Affinitas & Parfait closed the season Saturday night, turning the runway into an enchanted forest to showcase their FW14 collections along with the brand new Cupcake Panty line.


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, NaïSNevaeh 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 PopChipsShibue 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.

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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.

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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/.


 After all, “The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.” – Marilyn Monroe

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 LaceBettie 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-You-Ice-Cream. Need to show your sweet somethings a little TLC? Give them a soak with the Official Wash of LingerieFW Soak Wash, which guests of the Closing Party will be able to take home in the coveted Gift Bags. Bags will also include guilt-free snacks from PopChips, as well as the latest from the Brazilian Spa Clay line from Nair, joining as Official Hair Removal sponsor. Hosting a front of house Press Lounge TheLingerieAddict.com joins as Digital Media Partner, the world’s number one consumer-oriented blog exclusively covering the intimates industry. The Press Lounge will feature seating, charging docks and a monitor displaying live streams of shows, Twitter feeds and more. Lending their creativity as Backstage Hair Team are the masterminds behind ARROJO, and New York agencies MMG and MSA join the LingerieFW SS14 season as Modeling Partners.For the first time this season consumers can also get in on the excitement via a partnership with 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. Tickets are available to the Official Closing Party along with limited tickets available to select Runway Shows & Presentations, with 10% of all sales going to Bright Pink: http://lingeriefashionweek.eventbrite.com/

About LingerieFW
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