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 Cayrumand 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 fromENLIGHTENED: The-Good-For-
Lingerie Fashion Week to return for a third season in 2014. Stay tuned for details atwww.lingeriefw.com.
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.