“The focus in each collection is lingerie that is meant to be seen as a piece of fashion rather than traditional lingerie while still keeping it’s sex appeal.”
Photos by Pietro Cocco
RELIQUE is making its debut at the upcoming Lingerie Collective NYC show and we wanted to showcase the brand’s AW13 collection to our readers as a sneak peek before the Collective opens its doors.
The NYC-based brand was founded by Chelsea Carson and Kait Vasquez. Started out of a small apartment in April 2011 Chelsea and Kait found a creative outlet in hand making and selling their lingerie. Specializing in hand dyeing fabric each piece is unique and no two are the same.
Above: Chelsea Carson and Kait Vasquez. Photo by Emilija Rygelis
The duo recently showcased the new AW13 collection at presentation for press, buyers and friends here in NYC.
“Chelsea & Kait believe lingerie doesn’t need to be just for the bedroom or hidden under clothing, it should be an enhancement to an outfit.”
RELIQUE uses graphic lingerie shapes accented with experimental fabric dyeing and trimming combinations. The focus in each collection is lingerie that is meant to be seen as a piece of fashion rather than traditional lingerie while still keeping it’s sex appeal.
They believe lingerie doesn’t need to be just for the bedroom or hidden under clothing, it should be an enhancement to an outfit. By taking a more modern approach in design they want to fill the gap between basics and special occasion and give lingerie outerwear functionality.
You can see RELIQUE in person the Collective which will be held from February 24th-26th at 320 Studios (320 West 37th St., 14th Floor, NY 10018). To learn more and to register, please visit: lingeriecollectiveshowroom.com/ss13-tradeevent/aw13-event-exhibitors-new-york/