Sneak Peak: Nichole De Carle AW13

Opal Underwired bra & shorts

Nichole de Carle never ceases to take my breath away with their intensely unique architectural designs. For AW13 the brand has crafted three gorgeous lines: Opal, Catwalk, and Onyx. Each offers a bold twist to the basic silhouettes of bodysuits, balconette bras, and briefs.

Of course we don’t want to give too much away so I’ll simply tempt you with some images from the Opal line. Surely you’ll be begging for more, so check back closer to May for a more in depth look at the full collection and video lookbooks of all three ranges.


The Opal line comprises of a soft, feminine aesthetic, focusing on exquisite laces and refined hand-finishing detail. Inspiration for the pieces comes from the Art Deco and Cubism movements, which is seen through striking color blocking. The color palette for this range is sumptuously royal with wine, mulberry, gold, and cream tones, all of which pay homage to the sophistication of nobility and wealth of De Carle’s Huguenot bloodline.


Nichole de Carle’s other AW13 ranges are quite the visual treat as well. The Catwalk line focuses on more simple loungewear looks with lovely rompers, playful bodysuits, and modern babydolls. Colors in this range stick to glossy black, burnt orange, and cream. Sheer panels accentuate key points of the body while keenly selected pops of color are added to highlight the most sensual aspects of the pieces. Through the use of distinctive line play, bras and briefs are given an updated fresh look.

Of the three lingerie and loungwear lines, Onyx is certainly my favorite. Pieces in this line are bold and daring. Color blocking and cutouts draw the eye over the body to tell an utterly unique story of sensuality. Mulberry, black, and cream come together to create lavish pieces that accentuate the curves of the female form. Between the corseted jackets and inimitable plunge bras, Nicole de Carle has definitely mastered the concept of innerwear as outwear. This line is simply too stunning to be left solely in the bedroom and begs to be put on display.

Of course all of this description will become more clear when you can see more lovely images from the full collection. Do we have you your interest piqued?

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