ILS March/April 2014 Preview
Above: Seven ’til Midnight’s 2014 Collection.
It’s that time of year again when the Lingerie Journal team can leave behind the cold and head towards sunny Las Vegas for the International Lingerie Show.
We’re looking forward to catching up with some of our favorite brands and meeting up with our retail readers. The International Lingerie Show starts at the end of this month and runs from March 31 – April 2, 2014 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.
Above: the Baci Lingerie team.
Above: Rago Foundations at the ILS Fashion Show.
Buyers can expect to see 200+ exhibitors showcasing intimates and pleasure products over three days. And, as always, ILS’ runway show will entertain guests with over a hundred looks from a variety of brands. If you’re curious about the runway show, you can see previous coverage HERE.
Brands to Watch
Curious about the exhibiting brands? 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.
If you would like information on exhibiting with ILS, please contact the trade show organizes, Speciality Trade Shows at 305.663.6635 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corsets by Baci recently launched and we’re excited to see more styles in person at Baci’s booth later this month. All of the corsets feature a self-lacing design and steel boning for wardrobing and fit. The styles range from runway-inspired, ready-to-wear looks to classic bedroom styles. Baci offers 24 corset looks (25 counting their reversible denim corset) in four ranges: All Tied Up, Bound by Love, Playful Intentions and Forever Yours. Additionally, the brand is showcasing their Fetish collection at the show that some of our readers caught a glimpse of during Baci’s recent fashion show in NYC last October.
Seven ’til Midnight
The Seven ’til Midnight team will showcase their 2014 collection at ILS along with few other new items. The brand’s collection channels every incarnation of a woman’s inner sex kitten from the playful to the seductive. Seven ’til Midnight ensures there’s something for everyone within its 22 ranges, which include bridal and accessories. The California-based brand enlists Playmate of the Year, Raquel Pomplun as the collection’s covergirl and she can be seen throughout the provocative editorial spreads.
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.
Tyes by Tara
Accessories brand tyes.by.tara showcases a new addition to their Entyece range at the upcoming International Lingerie Show called Tyecuffs. Made from more wrist friendly materials, including soft, playful marabou and delicate lace, tyecuffs have been designed for ladies who desire to flirt with bondage in the bedroom but without the harsh and sometimes intimidating restraint of traditional cuffs. Tyecuff’s elastic loops easily slip over the wrists for quick employment and release, making them a cinch to use (and of course eliminating the worry of a lost key!).
A corset brand that might be flying under some of the Lingerie Journal’s reader’s radars is Eurotique. This Florida-based Corset manufacturer is known from its high-quality collection of corsets available to retailers at a variety of wholesale price points. Eurotique manufactures and stocks lingerie, corsets, bustiers, club wear and a wide range of products. Their specialities? Corsets in Sequin, Steam Punk, Leather, Patent Leather, Satin, and Lace. The brand’s corsets come in four basic styles: full breast, over breast, under breast, and waist cinchers
Chrissy Grieco or Peter Grieco
As we’ve reported in the past, the sex-toy business grosses an estimated $15 billion in annual sales. It’s a huge number and more and more retailers are finding that including the right pleasure products into their inventory can help in sales and customer satisfaction. At ILS, you’ll find a huge selection of Pleasure Product brands, but one of the most approachable and aesthetically pleasing brands is Revel Body. Designed to be both ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing, the Revel is round — roughly the size of a tennis ball — and fits in the palm of your hand. The shape, colors and texture gives the toy a very modern and sleek feel. Revel suggests that the non-sexual appearance of the Revel makes it the perfect pleasure product to introduce into a boutique’s inventory.