Helen Sánchez Luxury Intimates Collection
“A camisole, lace bodysuit or a silky pajama top paired with tailored pants and a jacket is a powerful combination,” says Helen Sánchez.
She would know as Helen is the founder and designer of her luxury intimates brand, Helen Sánchez Luxury Intimates, often showcasing herself in stylish lingerie and ready-to-wear pairings on social media to the delight of her fans.
“It’s all about layering pieces showing hints of lace peeking through, creating a sense of mystery and leaving it to the imagination,” adds Helen.
And she’s been stoking imaginations since the brand’s launch a few days after Valentine’s in 2011. Signature details from her PJ and sleep shirts are menswear-inspired with feminine lines. Pieces are trimmed with contrast piping all around and feature elegant stand up collars and distinguished long sleeve cuffs.
Other looks take style cues from New York City’s culture and Art Deco styles. Hollywood inspired bias cut silk slips and gowns with eyelash details that was predominant of that era explains Helen.
Last week, she showcased two collections – Eyelet Romance and Laurence – to visiting buyers and press at her New York City atelier.
Described as the ultimate in luxury, Laurence is designed to be worn out in the world and features luxurious silk and eyelash laces on camisoles, slips and lounge pants.
“Our “Eyelet Romance” collection is made in a light-weight sheer white cotton voile fabric,” said Helen. “Breathable to the skin finished with a floral eyelet embroidery creating an ethereal look.”
Made in NYC
“Made in NYC is synonymous with a tradition that demands exceptional craftsmanship.”
The collections’ pieces are all made in New York with Helen managing and overseeing the quality of production. While the process is expensive, Helen says it’s worth it for her and for customers.
“Instilled with a Made-in-New York heritage not only are we creating employment, but we are keeping jobs in our city,” said Helen. “The consumer knows these are luxury goods, investment pieces that are constructed with a high level of quality and craftsmanship. It’s like buying art. It has a deep personal connection.”
Asked to pick one style from her collections to represent Helen Sánchez Luxury Intimates, Helen picked her Rita Sleepshirt (pictured above).
“Rita is overall the DNA of our brand. This Luxurious sleepshirt covers all our original signatures you see throughout our collections,” said Helen. “Rita is cut in an allover stretch lace emulating lingerie’s feminine style refined with menswear details. Crossing the boundaries from masculine to feminine.”