Philippe Matignon Hosiery
Tuesday June 5th, Italian hosiery and lingerie brand Philippe Matignon hosted an event at their showroom in the garment district to showcase their AW12 and AW11 and holiday hosiery collections. Philippe Matignon is owned by the umbrella company Golden Lady and has been an established brand for many years in Italy, well known for their quality and superb design aesthetic. The company entered the American market just a few years ago and is having much success with its hosiery collections.
At the event, buyers, press, and guests were treated to wine and snacks while observing the hosiery collections on mannequins and hung up displays. In addition to the hosiery, Philippe Matignon also featured several pieces from their ready-to-wear collection, shapewear line, and a preview of their new lingerie line.
With the AW12 and holiday collections the company featured a lot of jewel-toned colors. Many of the knee-highs and thigh highs were accentuated with beautiful unique black lace in geometric patterns. Philippe Matignon offers two collections: classic and fashion. The classic collection is renewed each season according to the most current trends. With the autumn fashion line the designs were much more structured and hinted at an androgynous appeal. The socks, tights, and leggings had many masculine qualities in terms of the materials and details used. The true highlights of the two fall collections were several pairs of tights that featured mock garter detailing and the Croche Jambiere cotton leg warmers.
Philippe Matignon’s shapewear collection features seamless santoni and Lycra Beauty technologies that allow for the pieces to be produced in tube modules that are then stitched together to prevent excessive seams. This method of production also allows for the company to knit any range of patterns and control the level of compression to create control panels for the shapewear.
It was a real treat to be able to see the preview of the company’s new lingerie collection. The color palette of the sets ranged from pale pastels to sultry blacks. The bras come in classic silhouettes with clean lace overlay detailing. What makes this collection slightly unique is the Italian sizing system. Bras come in sizes one to five with one being the equivalent of 34A/32B.
The company’s ready-to-wear collection is very much inspired by their shapewear, using the same seamless santoni technology. The pieces range from luxurious bodysuits to bodycon strapless dresses in earth tone neutrals.
Key Styles from the AW11 Fashion Hosiery Collection
Key Styles from the AW11 Holiday Hosiery Collection
Philippe Matignon’s true focus for the time being is on their hosiery collections but they are trying to expand to become a lifestyle brand that offers ready-to-wear, lingerie, swimwear, and even possibly accessories such as sunglasses in the future. They are definitely on the right track producing high quality pieces that have just the right amount of trendy details. It will be interesting to see how this company grows and expands with the months to come.