This week has been a whirl of lingerie activity as brands, buyers, and press arrive in New York City for the seasonal trade shows. I always get into a weird sort of lingerie-time-zone confusion: it’s hot outside (so very hot), Fall/Winter styles are starting to arrive in stores, I’m looking at Spring/Summer 2016, which won’t arrive in stores for another six months, and designers themselves are busy finalizing their Fall/Winter 2016 styles! You start to lose track of where you are in time and space. While I’m collecting my thoughts on the Spring/Summer ’16 trends, I thought it would be fun to revisit the Fall/Winter ’15 styles I saw back in February, which are starting to ship to stores now and will continue to arrive through November. These aren’t necessarily “best of” or arranged thematically or anything, they’re just the pieces from this season that I’d most want to wear myself. Enjoy!
I have never once bought a piece of animal print lingerie for myself. This set will change that.
Yesss to sheer + metallic + non-floral embroidery. This is great, and I also love the bodysuit.
The Number 1 dominant trend from the Fall/Winter ’15 markets, more than almost any other story, was blue and blue/black colorways. They are EVERYWHERE, and I think this one is fab. I’m concerned that the styles I want all seem to be dropping in the same month. My poor budget.
I’m biased because they let me wear the babydoll on the runway, but I also think the plunge bra up to an HH-cup is gorgeous.
Tutti Rouge Fifi
Red sheer lingerie 4-eva!
I’ve now bought this twice for myself (it was the first bra I re-bought after my most recent size change), and I will most likely buy this colorway too. It is so. freaking. comfy.
In the sea of blue and black this season, this unusual dusty pink/charcoal gray colorway really stands out to me. This is a new style for Panache, and I’ll be really interested to see what people think of the fit!
Panache Black Esme
Y’all, I’m still waiting for Panache Black to wow me, design-wise. The materials and quality and fit are all there, but the lookbooks are so DRAB and DULL and the designs … cold and aloof, to me. With the shuttering of Fauve and the end of Masquerade, it’s still not always clear where to go if you’re looking for slightly higher end, more opulent full-bust lingerie that isn’t yet in the super-luxury category. That said, this is the first set from the new brand that feels, to me, like it has a point of view, and I really like the classic beige/black color scheme. That you can’t really see, because the lookbook image is in black and white with heavy shadow. Come on, folks.
A few years ago I would have said I wanted every single design Cleo makes; now that my tastes are changing, I’m a little pickier, but I really like the look of this cute new blue-and-black style.
Stars! I really like stars on my lingerie, is what I’ve learned recently. I also really like red lingerie, so if I were in the Sculptresse size range, I’d be all over this. This is one of two styles that will be available in 34 bands this year, so if you’ve wanted to try Sculptresse before but were sized out, tell your favorite retailer you want to try this one!
Bardot is a standout in the full-bust market because it’s a sheer full-bust bra that’s sheer across the full size range; there’s no additional lining in certain sizes that alters the look of the bra. This classic red and black color scheme looks classic, festive, and elegant.
Scantilly Peek A Boo
Mimi Holliday Narcissus
Harlow & Fox Augusta Teal
HELLO, BELOVED. No but seriously, I could stare at this for hours. It is a flawless, perfect marriage of design, color, materials, and style.
The super popular Charlotte frame gets its first major design shakeup with the addition of lace in a solid color, rather than the signature black stripes. I love the rich wine color and the ribbon corset-style lacing on the center gore.
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. I’ve long loved the Fishnet collection, and this deep, rich red is speaking my language.
I keep going back and forth, but I THINK this set would be my first pick from Maraki Intimates, possibly with the straps swapped out for pink, although I like the teal too. I like all of it. It’s almost fortunate that their international shipping isn’t up and running yet, because my credit card would have been in big trouble this month.
What do you think of my picks? Any of these on your wishlists?