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A Taste of Interfiliѐre NY ~ 2015 Lingerie Trends

Written by Ellen Lewis of Lingerie Briefs.


I thought you might be interested in a taste of what you missed if you did not attend the Interfiliѐre New York fabric show hosted by Eurovet and Invista  on Sept 23. To be brief, besides the exhibitors, there were several interesting presentations. Invista showcased their new Lycra branding initiative, Proexport Colombia discussed the potential of the Columbian textile and apparel industry and Marshal Cohen of NPD did his retail statistical thing. But for me, the highlight was Eurovet’s Fashion Trend Exposé for Intimate Apparel.  Four major stories propel the design process for Fall 2015: Wuthering Heights, Beatrix Potter, Bloomsbury and David Hockney. Here’s a teaser:


Reflections of Nordic light, Crackled, Alternative Animal Prints, Cut Velvet, Brushed Surfaces, Dark Forests, Patterns from Lyon and Como Silk Tradition, Lush Guipure and Lace Incrustations, Deep, Dark Shadowy Colors, Veined Effect, Dried Leaves and Flowers, New Meshes

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Adorable & Naive

Soft Handle Fabrics, Little Fantasy World, New Treatment of Small Scale Prints, Vintage Corsetry, Girly Elements,, Focus on Trim Effects, Wintry, Cuddly Textures, Combination of Crafted and Handmade, New Proportions in Homewear, Harvest Festival, Pumpkin Colors with Beige & Grey Accents

Beatrix-Potter BP_1 BP_6 BP_7

Eccentric & Gracious

Bohemian Luxury and Cultures Mix, Border Lace Designs in Fine Denier, Delicate and Precise Flowers, Hints of Japanese & Art Deco, Fine Line Patterns and Strong Contrasts, Lighter & Finer Spacer Fabrics, Laser Embroidery on Ultra Light Grounds, Stretch Satin, Artistic 1920′s

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Creativity & Optimism

Colorful Prints, 60′s Pop Art, Checks, Stripes & Dots, Blocking & Abstract Lines, Splashes of Paint, Digital Prints, Kimonos, Caftans & Tunics, Placed Designs, Simple Florals as Allovers or Placed, Super Light Embroidery.

David-Hockney DH_1 DH_3

“My Goal Is To Spread Ideas. Trends Always Start At The Top” ~Homaro Cantu

Inspirational Lingerie Feast ~ Jean Paul Gaultier


If you have even the slightest interest in lingerie, then Jean-Paul Gaultier at the BROOKLYN MUSEUM was an exhibit to see.  From start to finish this gallery of fashion was chock full of inspirational ideas, not just for the lingerie enthusiasts, but for all fashionistas.


His mastery of different cultures and combinations in his dresses, coats, and suits were just as awe inspiring…..there were dozens of visual delights in his denim, plaids, prints, velvets, leathers and pinstripes.


Madonna knew what she was doing when she collaborated with Gaultier to do her “corsets” for her Blond Ambition World Tour back in 1990.”  Truly c’est magnifique!  And who knew that lace could look so cool.  In his hands, he creates works of art.


Velvet, satin, sequins, leopard, shirring, laces, tulle, fishnet, corsetry, trapunto, texture, zippers.   Need I say more!


And oh!, the talking heads.  Not the group, but quite a few of the mannequins had faces that moved.  Their eyes blinked, mouths spoke and one even sang opera.  Pure genius.

The exhibit was from October 25, 2013-
February 23, 2014

**Camille has been in the Lingerie business for 30+ years and has won several awards including a TOMMY award. She was the Senior VP for Design & Merchandising at Gelmart International and is currently on the faculty of FIT


Lingerie Briefs: Paris Wrap


Ellen Lewis wrote up her final thoughts about the Salon De Lingerie show in Paris last week on her blog, Lingerie Briefs! See what’s trending in Fall 2014 on her post:
Paris Wrap ~ Salon De Lingerie Fall 2014

“It was nice to see some of our North American resources doing brisk business: PJ Salvage, Hanky Panky, Cosabella, Affinitas, Eberjey , Rago, Va Bien and the Kenan Group to name a few.  Their booths were extremely busy proving that perseverance in the International market works if given time

There was a rich color story, blues leaning to cobalt, deep purples and pinks blooming in every shade from pale to garnet.” – Ellen Lewis

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Salon International de la Lingerie

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News is in from the trade show in Paris last weekend, Salon International de la lingerie! Ellen Lewis covered her experience at the event in 3 posts on her blog, Lingerie Briefs.
Check it out for the latest in the intimate apparel industry!

Post 1: Live From Paris ~ Retail

Post 2: Live From Paris ~ At The Show

Post 3: Live From Paris – Showstoppers