Lingerie Fashion Week® is set to announce the official designer lineup for the forthcoming SS15 season, a mix of emerging and established designers from around the globe. Marking the fourth consecutive bi-annual season of the pioneering event, Lingerie Fashion Week® will take place October 24th & 25th at Center548 in Manhattan’s gallery district.
Isn’t it suite? THE SUITE debuts at Lingerie Fashion Week® SS15, a Holiday + Spring Press Preview housed on-site and running concurrent with the two days of shows. Brands living #thesuitelife include: Affinitas & Parfait, Andrée Ciccarelli, Fruit of the Loom, GemPicket, Harlow & Fox, Lola Haze, NaïS, Nevaeh Intimates, Play Out Underwear, Secrets in Lace, Soak Wash, Suzy Black, The Giving Bride, Tia Lyn, Toru & Naoko and You! Lingerie.
Presented by The Lingerie Journal, a dedicated Ones to Watch Special Exhibition Viewing and Cocktail Reception will kick-off the two days of shows on Friday. Ones to Watch will showcase emerging designers from around the globe including Bella Petite (U.S.), Bunny Blanc (Poland), Suzy Black (U.S.), The Lilith Collection by Olivia Danielle (U.S.) and Toru & Naoko (Chile); while the sister Ones to Watch: BRITISH INVASION Exhibition will expose emerging UK labels JANAY Intimates, Kocolala and StephieAnn. Housed in the Sponsor Lounge, both OTW Exhibitions will remain on display to all guests of Lingerie Fashion Week through Saturday night. Returning for a second season, pin-up powerhouse Secrets in Lace will take to the runway Friday evening, showcasing Secrets in Lace Lingerie & Stockings as well as Dita Von Teese Stockings by Secrets in Lace. A showstopping runway performance will be set to the live sounds of famed jazz musician Brain Newman (perhaps best known as Lady Gaga’s go-to trumpet player), joined by burlesque sensation Angie Pontani. Returning for a third consecutive season, BRADELIS NEW YORK will close the evening on Friday with a Runway Show followed by a Presentation and Cocktail Reception. 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.
A multi-designer Made in the USA Runway Show will kick off day two, exposing independent designers Andreé Ciccarelli (New York), Lola Haze (New York) and The Giving Bride (New York/Chicago). Bring on the baby bumps – fellow Lingerie Fashion Week veteran You! Lingerie returns for a second season, storming the runway with an army of expecting models clad in fashion-forward maternity and nursing lingerie. Counting a cult following of Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Kesha and Taylor Momsen, to name a few, designer Stephanie Paterek of NYC Sex Trash debuts lingerie-as-RTW concept Love Cage – via a Presentation that will make even Christian Grey blush. Victor Victoria: gender neutral underwear brand Play Out will take the stage Saturday evening, showcasing their signature women’s line as well as a highly anticipated men’s underwear debut in a gender-blurring, boundary-pushing Runway Show – including a performance by All Girl Skate Jam, the first and original skateboarding brand encouraging women to break into the male-dominated skateboard industry.
Closing the season Saturday night, the Official Closing Benefit returns as the only open-to-the-public event held each season at Lingerie Fashion Week®. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this season 20% of all ticket sales will go to benefit SS15 Non-Profit Partner PinkChoseMe Foundation (www.pinkchoseme.org <http://www.pinkchoseme.org/> ), a non-profit organization working to educate, uplift and support women whose lives have been affected by breast cancer. The event will feature a Runway Show in two parts: a Lingerie Fashion Week Finale Show featuring the season’s designers, followed by an empowering showcase exposing the femininity of breast cancer survivors and women living with breast cancer held in partnership with PinkChoseMe. The event continues with a two hour open bar soirée provided by Official Spirits Partners Cayrum and VEEV® Spirits, alongside mouthwatering light bites courtesy of gardein. Drawing attendance of 300+ guests comprised of influencers and tastemakers within the New York fashion, creative and philanthropic communities, tickets are priced in three tiers of $100 (General Admission), $150 (Seated) and $200 (Front Row), available now at: www.lingeriefw.eventbrite.com<http://www.lingeriefw.
All shows are privy to hair & makeup provided by the talented artists of SS15 Backstage Beauty Teams The Temple, a Paul Mitchell Partner School and MAKEUP FOR EVER Academy, along with fashion styling services courtesy Official Styling Agency Accessory2. The season is further joined by Industry Media Partners The Lingerie Journal and The Best of Intima, leading boutique London tradeshow The Lingerie Edit,Non-Profit Partner PinkChoseMe Foundation and Official Spirits Partners Cayrum and VEEV® Spirits. Guests of the SS15 season are also privy to delicious garden-grown light bites from leading sustainable protein brand gardein, the Official Goodness of Lingerie Fashion Week, as well as beverages from Neuro Drinks, offering guests best-selling flavors BLISS White Raspberry, SONIC Super Fruit Infusion and DAILY Tangerine Citrus. Guests at the Closing Benefit will be the lucky recipients of the SS15 Official Gift Bag, including goodies courtesy of Hanes Hosiery, Seductive Couplets Game Deck, Uni K Wax and more.
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The first Fashion Week worldwide exclusively created for intimate apparel brands, Lingerie Fashion Week® presents a progressive events marketing platform merging the lingerie, fashion and creative communities. Representing a $14 billion and rapidly growing market segment (in the U.S. alone), the multi-day event presents an exciting industry hub designed to shed a powerful spotlight on both intimates designers and the industry as a whole. Each season features a mix of emerging and established intimate apparel brands from around the world, comprised of lingerie, loungewear, sleepwear, shapewear, hosiery/legwear, lingerie solutions, lingerie accessories and mens underwear. The event debuted in February 2013 to a result of over 1 billion total media impressions to date, attended by domestic and international press, stylists, retailers, fashion and intimates industry influencers, creative tastemakers, and VIPs; reaching audiences from North & South America to Europe and Asia.