One of the things I loved about the trade show was not only discovering new brands, but also hearing about the new developments of some of my favorites that are more established in the industry.One of my favorite lines is sponsor of a previous giveaway, OnGossamer. This line is not simply resting on the laurels of its previous success, but continuing to stay fashion forward and expanding into new territory. Over the next few months, OnGossamer will be introducing some new, basic bra styles. And just in time for spring and summer, look to OnGossamer for a lot of fun colors and patterns. They will also be exploring terry cloth for the first time as well as a very soft microfiber that will be sure to feel delightful against your skin. In the meantime, continue to enjoy their classic and comfortable mesh collection available at some of our favorite retailers like Gigi’s Closet and Freshpair.
Another favorite, Fleurâ€™t, continues to expand, particularly with the successful lulu collection (see my previous review). My favorite part is that these comfortable, mix and match pieces all tell a story or allow you to create your own. The fall color palate is beautifully rich and complements the colors of the season in shades such as sage, chocolate, wine, and fig. Look for the holiday collection to feature colors such as ruby, ink, and charcoal. Perfect for those cold nights curled up in front of the fireplace. Not only is the color palate expanding, but also the textures. Look for the addition of silks to the line up in the New Year as well. Sensual, luxurious, and totally fleurâ€™ty!
We all love the amazingly beautiful and exquisite pieces by Elle Macpherson. (Apparently, we arenâ€™t the only ones that have noticed as a lovely little number has been featured in the previews for the new ABC sitcom, Big Shots). This fall, prepare to indulge in retro inspired collections reminiscent of the 1950s. Designed to celebrate the female form, these collections utilize European silks and tulles, stretch satin, and georgette and feature an array of glamorous colors from lemon and watermelon to ink blue and copper. The intricate details such as ruffle trims and French embroidery complete the innovative look.
As we move into 2008, we will have even more to love. The 2008 collection, inspired by the luxurious 18th Century French monarchy, will be more feminine and soft, while retaining the tradition of beautiful craftsmanship and construction. This vintage collection will feature clean lines, light fabrics, and decadent detailing. With a range of colors from neutrals to brights, this collection will be sure to please. Stay tuned for pictures!