We’re comfortable admitting that it’s been some time since we left high school, but late summer will forever be “back to school” for us. And while our younger selves begrudgingly headed back to class, we now look forward to that first brush with fall. As the seasons turn, the air gets a little crisp and it starts to feel like a fresh start. Fresh thinking and new perspectives are the driving force behind our Emerging Designers program, which is launching online and exclusively in our Soho store this week (pardon us while we dance with delight). We’re always on the hunt for the next big thing, and we’ve struck gold with this year’s carefully curated collection of four brands; each bringing a unique voice and point of view to bring to the proverbial table—or lingerie drawer.
As a nod to the halcyon days of high school, we voted each designer a superlative that encapsulates her take on lingerie. “Biggest Flirt,” anyone? Or maybe “Best Dressed.” Stay tuned as we go behind the scenes with each talented designer, taking a look at their inspiration, their first lingerie love, and why they’re all head of the class.
Without further ado, we present the Emerging Designers Class of 2016: SIGNATURE by Marika Vera, Adina Reay, Violet + Wren and Rachel Marus.