ILS September 2013 Preview
Above: Scene from ILS’ fashion show in April 2013.
The International Lingerie Show (ILS) starts this Sunday with over 200 exhibiting brands. That’s a lot to take in and many buyers, especially those new the show, are wondering where to start. Luckily, we have a few recommendations:
ILS’ summer show runs from Sept. 23 – 25, 2013 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. Brands exhibit in one of two rooms – Miranda and Pavilion.
Above: Dirty Dolls Lingerie at ILS in April 2013.
The Miranda Room is an ideal section for retailers new to this show to start their three days of browsing and buying. This area showcases mainly intimate apparel and accessories exhibitors you could find at shows like Curve or Salon de Lingerie in Paris.
Above: Show girl by René Rofé Debuted at ILS in April.
At the last edition of ILS, buyers found new collections from René Rofé, Tia Lyn Lingerie, Bracli and Lulu & Kath. Some accessory brands included Bring it Up and Luna Veneziana.
Above: the Je Joue booth at April’s ILS.
At this weekend’s ILS Show, René Rofé will debut its new Signature Collection to visiting buyers and press. Tia Lyn showcases her new collection of intimates in Miranda as well.
Above: Patrice Catanzro Agnessa Bra.
Buyers interested in seeing a greater variety of sexy lingerie and pleasure products should move onto ILS’ Pavilion room. It’s the largest room in the show, housing the majority of ILS’s exhibitors.
Here you’ll find a variety of brands and items from sexy lingerie, boxed lingerie, corsets and accessories to fetish and pleasure products.
Above: Crave’s booth at ILS.
In our last ILS Show Report, we noted how retailers, especially high-end boutiques, could take advantage of the $15 billion adult toy business. We understand that there might be some hesitation, but there are some great luxury toy brands exhibiting at ILS like LELO and Crave that can fit into any boutiques aesthetics, budget and inventory.
Above: Corsets by Eurotique at ILS.
Our best advice, take your time at ILS and enjoy all the show has to offer — especially the fashion show which is held the first night of the show.
Brands to Watch
Curious about the exhibiting brands? Good! We’ve put together a small sampling of companies showcasing at ILS. Let us know which brands you’re looking forward to meeting the most.
Be on the look out for Baci Lingerie’s new Corset Collection. The new line is divided in four sets: Fall/Winter, Spring/Summer, Bridal, and Holiday/Valentines. Bridal white satin with touches of baby blue lace and removable garters appeal to romantic boudoir sensibilities. In all, there are 23 fabulous pieces from which to pick and choose. Designer Sonja Raaste added that she wanted to “create a collection of proper, well-crafted corsets (not just bustiers or ones with plastic boning) that could also be worn as outer garments or prêt-a-porter. I took my inspiration from High Street and Catwalks for the F/W and S/S styles. Satin and lace are the main stories for Valentine’s and Bridal.”
Tia Lyn Lingerie
Established in 2001, Tia Lyn is known for its use of delicate and innovative fabrics, contemporary designs and fit — every style is offered in sizes S, M, L, XL, 2X and 3X.
Her signature style is a flirty and feminine selection of camisoles, chemises, and gowns with an Old Hollywood quality with on-trend updates and amazing lycra-enhanced fabrics that give classic looks a modern twist. “This collection reveals the underpinnings of a more sophisticated woman where as you get closer to her inner layer, the layers become just as lovely as she is,” says the designer Tia Lyn.
René Rofé Signature Collection
René Rofé will showcase its new Signature Collection to visiting buyers and press. The Signature Collection’s range of bustiers and chemises are sized Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large.
René Rofé’s Signature Collection is meant to be seen on display. Each garment comes on a hanger with an elegant embossed hangtag.
Samantha DeMartini believes that no matter their size, shape, or age, every woman deserves to feel comfortable and have fun. So she created Kix’ies to free women from the “tights that bind.” The new hosiery brand makes its ILS debut this week.
Accessories brand tyes.by.tara launches a sexy new line called Entyece at the upcoming International Lingerie Show this September. The new line, designed by Tara Christine, offers a variety of chokers, neckties, nipple rings, niplaces, clitoral jewelry, leg garters, and body accessories made from lace, marabou and satin.
To help Tara promote the launch, Playmate Pet of the Year 2012, Jenna Rose, will be appear at tyes.by.tara’s ILS booth (#103) on Monday September 23rd from 2 – 4pm.
iCollection is line of well crafted lingerie designed with the bold and adventurous woman in mind. From meticulously constructed corsets to playful teddies to sumptuous robes, we have something perfect for whatever her mood or intentions. We strive to fit our beautiful customers to feel her sexiest best and offer an ample selection of lingerie choices ranging in size from small to 4X.
Daisy Corsets has chosen the September 2013 International Lingerie Show to introduce Top Drawer–their newest, premium collection of corsets. The Top Drawer line was specifically developed in response to retailers that have been asking for a premium product at a price point that is still accessible. Corsets in the Top Drawer collection are fully steel boned, many with waist tape, to provide superior structure and support–ensuring that they are as functional as they are fashionable.
See coverage of April’s 2013 ILS Show
Did you miss ILS in April? Don’t worry, we have the scoop HERE.