After two full days of appointments at Curve, I am usually exhausted. While this year was no different, there were plenty of standouts on Day three to give me the pick-me-up I so desperately needed (and to get me even more excited about the SS13 collections than I already was).
If the theme of Day 2 was “sweet,” the theme of Day 3 was decidedly “sexy.” Bordelle, who couldn’t create an un-sexy collection if they tried, surprised us with pops of color and some beautiful new shapes. Fortnight stunned with their lovely-as-always images and gorgeous updates to their signature longline pieces. And British brand Gossard is returning to the US after a few years away- let’s just say we’re glad to have them back…
It’s been a great couple of days at Curve and is sure to be an amazing SS13 lingerie season.
I literally got goosebumps when I saw Bordelle’s SS13 collection. There’s a gentleness to this season’s pieces that has been done in a way that couldn’t be more authentic to the brand: unexpected citron yellow, lace paneling, a deep-v plunge bra. But don’t think they’re going soft on us – there’s also the chain thong (removable!) on a high-waisted waspie and patent leather niplets. Please, no references to “Fifty Shades of Grey”… this is the real deal, and only authentic bombshells need apply.
Spend a few minutes with Fortnight’s designer, Christina, and you start to understand how carefully thought out every aspect of her brand is, from the marketing images (stunning) to the presentation in the Ace Hotel (tasteful and self-assured) to the sourcing of new materials (always local, always unique). I personally fell in love with this longline bandeau in silky-soft black herringbone, but the entire SS13 collection is masterfully assorted and will thrill Fortnight aficionados with the introduction of several new shapes as well as more vivid color.
This iconic line landed stateside again after a several-year hiatus – and we’re throwing a “welcome back” party. Don’t call these pieces retro; they’re pure heritage from the company that invented the Wonderbra in 1968. While this stunning corselette (aptly named Ooh La La) is no longer available in black, we’ll be stocking it in ivory post haste.