Curvexpo New York, one of the most influential intimate apparel trade shows in North America, was held from February 22 – 24, 2015 at the Javitz Center in New York City. Over 300 exhibitors from around the world gathered to showcase their Fall/Winter 2015 collections of lingerie, swimwear, loungewear, sleepwear, and menswear. It was a great opportunity for the industry to observe the most prominent trends for the upcoming season. read more

by Lingerie Briefs

It was unusually cool in Cabo yesterday; a blanket of dark clouds coating the sky. I decided to take a long walk in the arid hills behind my house.  One might question my decision. Hiking through the desert is not often a first choice destination. This terrain, often perceived as a dry and barren space is, to me, a place of serene beauty.  A mix of sun washed color, the landscape transforms after the rainy season, a sweep of green, sculpted by multiple species of cacti. This year, because of the intensity of Hurricane Odile, it is still, in January, a mass of verdant undergrowth.  What made this particular sojourn so special, though, was the discovery of a beautiful white flower, spectacular in its singular presence on the stalk of a giant cardόn cactus.  To me, finding the unexpected is always a catalyst for the creative process. read more

On September 23rd, 2014, the Interfiliѐre New York fabrics show returned to Manhattan! Thirty two mills from across the globe showcased their best textiles at 82 Mercer Street for buyers and retailers. The successful selections will be used in creating 2015 intimate apparel and swimwear collections, defining trends before they’ve even taken shape.

Below, we’ve listed the exhibitors and events of Interfiliѐre New York 2014. read more

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: read more

Paris Mode City / Interfiliere show was a bit like the weather: hot & cold, even rainy at times.

Hot were the
Forum trends : focused on colors and prints, delicate & decorative details , and sport-inspired elements
Beachwear : “Momenti Di passione”  which was a runway collection of innovative beachwear prototypes created by leading  fabric mills and organized by Jos Berry of Concepts Paris and  Paula Maltese as a “live trend book”
Absolute Summer : interactive experience focused on supporting beach and lingerie professionals with advice on beauty trends, consumer merchandising, summer shop prototypes  and accessories
Lace: one customer shared that  they were elbow to elbow looking through collections read more

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 read more

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 read more

The Lingerie Addict shared the highlights of Spring/Summer 2014 lingerie at CurveNY in her post “NYC Lingerie Market S/S 2014.”