Angela Friedman AW12
Just this past Saturday, Angela Friedman hosted a fashion show in launch of her new collection. Presented in an art gallery, press, buyers, and special guests were treated to models, live music, food and refreshments while learning more about the intricate AW12 collection.
With the vintage trend flourishing who could say no to spectacular Victorian corsets with Baroque detailing? Angela Friedman, designer of the Versailles collection, is well known for her keen eye for detail and exquisite taste in materials. She has spent the past five years developing this line while working diligently in both the fashion and costume industries.
This collection features under and over the bust corsets that give the wearer an awe inspiring hourglass figure. In addition to these steel-boned corsets, there are several sumptuous, drapey silk slips, kimono robes, and camisole sets that lend themselves to utter envy. The whole collection exudes elements of aristocratic flair and femininity.
Key Styles From the Versailles AW12 Collection
Sasha– This hand embroidered silk brocade Victorian overbust corset features ruffle detailing along the bustline and six garters in silk charmeuse with creamy champagne ribbon bow trim. The corset has a back grommet closure and front busk closure. This style comes with matching ruffle panties in silk charmeuse with side ties.
Elise– This washed silk gergette bias cut slip has beautiful French lace detailing on the neckline and hem. Luxury loungewear never looked so appealing with the simplistic but elegant design of this piece.
Cecile– This silk zibeline Victorian underbust corset has accentuating French lace detailing along the bustline and hips. Like the sasha style it features a back grommet closure and front busk closure. Accompanying the corset is a pair of silk chiffon ruffled panties with side ties in a coffee and sapphire print. This style also features a haunting French lace collar with a silver clasp closure.
Nanette– This breathtaking gold underbust corset in silk taffeta and silk jacquard cinches the waist in all the right places. Paired with the metallic gold and grey silk jacquard kimono robe it is a look the screams refinement.
Isabelle– This silk satin Victorian overbust corset features Italian brocade stomacher and strategically placed embroidered lace detailing. This particular corset has only a back grommet closure. Ivory ruffled panties in silk charmeuse with side ties accompany the corset along with a garter in a pink embroidered lace with a cute ribbon bow.
For all the pieces the sizing runs from XS through XL with XS being bust 31-32″, waist 24-25″, hip 34-35″ and XL being bust 39-40″, waist 32-33″, hip 42-43″.