Art of Lingerie: René Rofé Sexy

Art of Lingerie Featuring René Rofé Sexy

René Rofé’s collection is not only incredibly elegant, but also flush with flair!” – Laura Rosenbaum.

We love how lingerie draws a passionate response from those who love intimates. The designers who work on these garments often times take their own design inspiration from the worlds of nature, music and even art. This month, we want to flip the source of inspiration and have illustrator Laura Rosenbaum find her muse in the world of René Rofé Sexy. Scroll down to read our Q&A with the artist and enjoy her original work of art.

What did you think of René Rofé’s Collection? What was it about the garments you picked that really grabbed your attention?

René Rofé’s collection is not only incredibly elegant, but also flush with flair! I selected a trio of halter bra tops and string bottoms from the line, because I loved the pairing of seductive sheers and colorful, satin ties. It’s unabashingly cheeky, but still very wearable.

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Above: the original photos and styles from René Rofé Sexy Laura used for this edition of the Art of Lingerie.

“The delicately contoured edges and stitched floral details on these pieces are gorgeous. They complement and accentuate natural curves.”

Of the three styles you picked to illustrate, which one is your favorite?

I adore the look on the left. The second I saw it, I needed to draw it!

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What are some of the details from René Rofé that stood out for you and why?

The delicately contoured edges and stitched floral details on these pieces are gorgeous. They simultaneously complement and accentuate natural curves.

What inspired you to pose the figures in a super-hero/ Wonder Woman style? Are you a big fan of comics?

These looks are not for the demure. They’re for strong, confident women. I wanted my figures to express that heroic zeal. My first introduction to drawing was through my older brother who endlessly doodled images from his X-Men Marvel comics. I wanted to join him at the drawing table, so I started copying the only girl character I could find: Rogue. She had this awesome red hair with white streaks in it, and she was always kicking butt. I didn’t really get into comics after that, but I certainly held onto those heroines’ strong, sexy, and independent spirits.

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Looking at the illustration close up, how did you achieve the details and the layers of color in the bras? Could you go over again how you work and the materials you used in this piece?

I always like to start my drawings in pen and pencil. Once I have finalized my line work, I import the black and white illustration into Photoshop where I digitally paint in different layers to add detail and dimension. This really brings the garments and figures to life.

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“These looks are not for the demure. They’re for strong, confident women. I wanted my figures to express that heroic zeal.”

What’s next for you? Are you working on any interesting lingerie-related projects?

I’m glad you asked! I’ve been very busy making magic in the studio. I recently partnered with a truly talented designer and we are working together to create a swimwear line. I will be illustrating patterns for the collection and she will be designing silhouettes for the suits. I’ll certainly have more exciting news to share in the upcoming months.

Learn more about René Rofé

Email: info@renerofsexy.com
Website: www.renerofesexy.com
Recent Coverage: René Rofé Signature Collection

Learn more about Laura Rosenbaum

Laura Rosenbaum is an illustrator and designer living in Brooklyn, NY. She uses ink and digital media to create illustrations that are at once girlish, witty, and provocative. Laura’s clients include GLAMOUR Spain, NYLON JAPAN, Naki Lingerie & Swimwear, KnollTextiles, Magazzini del Sale Womenswear, Miss Jessie’s Haircare, the NYC Department of Education, and more.

View more of her work at laurarosenbaum.com or follow her on facebook.com/LauraRosenbaumIllustration. Email her at laura.p.rosenbaum@gmail.com to inquire about a project.

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