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From its history to its fit techniques, there are so many things to love about lingerie. However, when I go to Curve New York every year, there’s one thing I’m consistently drawn to: embellishment and surface design. The lingerie industry is rather conservative, in many ways, but intimate apparel gives print designers the chance to do things a little differently. You might not wear a shirt printed with profanities to work, […]

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A funny thing about looking back at some of my work from last year is having a new understanding of just how unfocused I was on pretty much everything except book writing (and moving). Usually, TLA does a big, comprehensive trend preview full of photos that goes up a couple of months after Curve. But last year? Well, apparently I forgot my camera? And I didn’t meet with as many […]

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Maude Nibelungen is the founder and designer behind her eponymous avant-garde knitwear label Maude Nibelungen. Whether you are a lingerie novice or expert, you’ve probably heard of the “lingerie as outerwear” trend. It’s an easy trend to understand; with the variety of beautiful underthings available and the amount of money one can spend on them, it only seems logical to want to share these purchases with the world. Lingerie as […]

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Autumn/Winter 2017 saw an intimate apparel market inundated with velvet lingerie. While velvet, a plush, luxurious textile noted for its soft, warm “pile” is always a popular winter fabric, this is the first season I recall seeing it in practically every type of lingerie – from bras to knickers to robes to teddies to pajamas. My favorite take on the velvet trend, at least for intimates, is devoré or burnout […]

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I don’t know if you’ve heard, but astrology has apparently taken over the internet, and it’s all star charts, all the time. Even for those of us who don’t know the first about astrology and lean a bit more towards astronomy (hi, that’s me), the stars and other celestial bodies remain endlessly fascinating – familiar and incomprehensible all at the same time. I remember staring up at the sky as […]

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