While we’ve done annual blog post and best of lingerie roundups for a few years now, I’ve never done a more personal highlight list before. I’ve wanted to, but the year always runs out on me. Truth be told, the time got away from me again this year, but I’m sitting down on Christmas Eve to write this list anyway because I think a lot happened that’s worth remembering. So […]
Our Best Lingerie Brands feature is always one of our last articles for the calendar year, but I think it’s one of the most important. The companies chosen for this list represent the crème de la crème of the industry. These are labels of note; the designers and brands that have done outstanding work, not just for a month or two, but all year long. Quite often around this time […]
To be honest, I was almost afraid of putting together this year’s “Best of TLA” post. We didn’t publish as many articles in 2017 as previous years (largely due to the book , but also because of the move), and I was worried there wouldn’t be enough good posts for this feature. But I’m rather elated to say I was wrong. Our Best of the Year roundup is meant to focus […]
Here it is: the finale, the coup de grâce, the closer to 2016. Speaking personally as Editor in Chief for a moment, I take our best lingerie brands of the year post very seriously. I start making notes on certain companies as early as January, “checking in” on them, so to speak, throughout the year.
The visual story of lingerie is everything, and a brand’s lookbook is one of the single most effective ways of transmitting that story. From a lookbook, you can learn if a brand is contemporary or traditional, luxury or inexpensive, French-inspired or American-influenced. A good lookbook conveys a brand’s identity, and it’s no exaggeration to say it can make or break a label.