Despite the high street brands spreading floral and pastel joy in preparation for the Spring we are apparently embarking upon, I'm already looking forward to the next season, where things inevitably head back into the shadows.
The AW13 lingerie collections
have already begun to be teased, as most of the brands are finally able to show what they have been working on for the past 6 months (I should know, I've been sitting on Playful Promises' AW13 collection images
for a good few months now).
Next season's intimates trends
include plenty of things I enjoy: Metallics, Decadence, "fetish"-chic, dark reds, art nouveau and embellishments. So, I thought I'd pick a few of my favourite pieces from the released look books so far!
I.D. Sarrieri - Innamorata Bodysuit
I don't think I'd turn down anything from I.D. Sarrieri, to be honest. That would be crazy. While I'm not quite sure why they shot some of their AW13 look book
in black and white (should we assume that all the lingerie in those shots is monochrome? Doubtful), they are still doing wonders with lace.
A new Berlin-based brand, that have begun with a SS13 collection. I love the shape of this girdle's panels; the only thing is that I prefer thicker suspender straps.
E.Lai - Lexington Dress
I've seen so many blogs talking about Eva Lai's recent collection, and the launch of her brand, E. Lai. She was one of three winners of the Playful Promises design competition; her design currently in production, available in late May. Her own brand has a gorgeous equestrian feel, mixing in tanned leathers and sheer chiffon in black, blue and brown. I love the Lexington Dress and the stunning gowns.
Made by Niki - String Skirt
The first time I saw their coral string skirt, I wanted it. Even though it is pink. I even bought the matching bra (although I wouldn't say it's particularly flattering on me). Unfortunately I never was able to afford the skirt, but that doesn't stop me drooling over the steel black version arriving in AW13.
Two words: Sheer and Burgundy. Together, it becomes my kryptonite.
Not only is the look book AMAZING but if my eyes are not deceiving me, that's a burgundy set with some fancy embellished detail going on. Be still my beating heart.
I'm looking forward to see what Lascivious has to offer (who have apparently teamed up with Bebaroque and jewellery designer Carol Wiseman, hinting at embellishments and glitter) as well as Felice Art Couture.