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Lingerie Fashion Week 2014

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Fall/ Winter 2013

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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] .

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Last night was the inaugural night of Lingerie Fashion Week/2013. Intimates brand FYI by Dani Read kicked off the newly minted festivities. The S&M inspired creations, complete with restraints, gags, harnesses and leashes, are not for the faint of heart. In fact, their tagline reads, “Women are weapons. Dress yourself as such.” The collection was unapologetically bold and radiated power, attitude and dark sexuality. The accessories were surprisingly delicate and subtle, with gold chains trailing down collars and thick metal belts cheekily named “Love Handles Belt” or “Mistress Leash”. The collection had an Egyptian motif which was quite apparent in the final look which was a flowing white robe topped with a gold Isis Headpiece.

Photos by Charlie Gigante