Lingerie Fashion Week Recap: Brands to Watch Spring/Summer 2015
Another season of Lingerie Fashion Week has come and gone and left behind a number of brands to watch! This list of brands isn’t for the newcomers alone! Some of our favorite TLA brands continue to innovate and evolve bringing fabulous lingerie season after season.
As you might have noticed, Lingerie Fashion Week made a shift this season. Instead of coinciding with a hectic lingerie market in August, the show was moved to October. While it may have been a challenge for non-local editors and bloggers to make the trip to New York so shortly after market, the choice to move seemed to be a wise one given the show’s focus on press previews vs. sales.
I found my ability to interact with the brands was greater given my attention wasn’t split, as in the past, between events at two venues. Additionally, there was a designated press suite area which was a huge win! There, I was able to do what I love the most (and why I keep writing!) – have quality conversations with designers, hear their stories and inspiration, and touch and feel the pieces!
Tia Lyn – Plus Sized Perfection
One of the highlights of Lingerie Fashion Week for me was reconnecting with designer, Tia Lyn. Tia is the exceptional, veteran designer of the fabulous plus sized lingerie brand that is her name sake. This was most exciting because Tia Lyn was one of the first shows I covered in my blogging career. To see this brand still thriving after all these years is truly encouraging!
Tia Lyn’s pieces are feminine and flattering. Silky, lacy, sheer, and scalloped elements are the foundation of the collection, although some of my favorite pieces involved ruching. The brand has truly grown since the beginning to include these varied elements, colors, and silhouettes and I look forward to seeing even more offerings. What would you love to see added in the plus sized market?