The dynamic duo behind Between the Sheets Lingerie, Layla and Josh, were recently featured on the Sundance Channel reality show, All on the Line, in which they were challenged to take their brand in a new direction by creating some ready to wear looks. The episode explored how Layla navigated this dare to depart from her roots and training in intimate apparel. We won’t reveal any more, but we will say that the episode did raise a few questions for us about how lingerie is viewed in the fashion industry. As lingerie enthusiasts, it is hard to hear that lingerie should just be a starting point for branching into ready to wear or that it is just a niche market. (It is a conversation we’d like to keep having, so head over to our Facebook page and keep it going or tweet us about your thoughts! We thought Lingerie Talk made some great points.)
In the meantime, we will reveal the amazing collection that resulted from that experience, Arabesque, but first, we wanted to congratulate Josh for being invited to the first ever fashion law bar committee of the New York City Bar Association! What an honor!
And now, Arabesque…
Arabesque, the latest addition to the Layla L’obatti collection, is stunning. Made of opulent, midnight blue silk paired with tea dyed lace and complemented by exquisite ivory cotton silk, each piece in the collection is inspired dually by the elegance and grace of a ballerina and the rich and vibrant culture of the Middle East. This video, featuring the lovely Susan Coffey, encapsulates that vision.
Some images of the collection are featured below. My personal faves are the playsuit, robe, and caftan although they are all stunning! Let me know what yours are! Pieces in this collection will be available by the end of summer. We’ll let you know where, of course, so stay tuned!