The Lingerie Collective Aug 2013 Show Recap
Photos by Bennett Raglin of BR Photo Creations and Luis Paredes
As the elevator doors open, the first thing you notice is the unexpected view of the Hudson river. Walk a few more feet and your in the middle of a very different kind of trade show experience — The Lingerie Collective in New York City (TLC).
Surrounded by candles, music and a select number of lingerie racks, visitors to the Lingerie Collective described the show as a calm and luxurious alternative to Jacob Javits — an oasis of lace.
Above: NOE Undergarments with By Chez Boutique.
This August, twelve lingerie brands from Europe and the USA exhibited with the show. Dottie’s Delights, Relique, Lascivious, and MC Lounge all returned from the inaugural show. Newcomers to the Collective’s NYC show included Buenas Noches, Darkest Star, Kallisti by Marios Schwab, Kriss Soonik, Madame Supertrash, NOE Undergarments, Underprotection and Velvette Underwear.
Designer Kriss Soonik with a buyer at the Lingerie Collective. Photo by Bennett Raglin.
“The airy space was nice and felt like a nice break from all the booths. Definitely a more designer feel and the collections flowed nicely from beginning to end.” – Cindy Hahn, Azaleas.
“It was our first time doing the New York show although we are regulars at the London show and it was an amazing experience.” said designer Kriss Soonik. .”The venue is absolutely stunning (loved the balcony), the quality of buyers was just right for us and it was such a positive and vibrant show. A really nice boudoir environment. Really loved it.”
Above: Ashley M. Kelsch, Teddies for Bettys.
Over the show’s three days, buyers from Teddies for Betties, By Chez, Vibe Dreams, T-Bar, Fifth House, A Tropical Affair, Azaleas, Patricia Gourlay, Alla Prima, Bra & Girl, Oh Baby Lingerie, Brooklyn Fox, Journelle, Devil May Care, La Petite Coquette, Sheer, Honey, Lille Boutique, Secrets from your Sister, Panty Raid, Belle Fleur Lingerie, Sugar Cookies and G-Boutique amongst others stopped by to see designers.
Above: Underprotection’s Stephan Rosenkilde with a buyer.
“The airy space was nice and felt like a nice break from all the booths. Definitely a more designer feel and the collections flowed nicely from beginning to end. Overall it really felt like a ‘collective’ assortment of designers,” said Azaleas’ Cindy Hahn. “The new line we picked up was Underprotection – it was aesthetically pleasing and the fact that the line is ethically responsible is a nice added detail.”
Above: Lascivous with Lille Boutique.
“As a new brand and this season being our second collection and second time showing at TLC we saw a greater response in stores coming to us out of recognition from our first season. The toughest thing to do as a new brand, especially next to other larger labels like Lascivious and Resultwear, is getting people to take notice and get them to want to stop by. This is the great thing about TLC in that it’s so intimate it’s easy for stores and press to see everyone,” noted RELIQUE designer and founder, Chelsea Carson.
Above: Buenas Noches with Susanne Alvarado of Sugarcookies. Photo by Bennett Raglin.
Above: The Lingerie Collective’s Kelly Issac with visiting buyers. Photo by Bennett Raglin
At the Collective’s inaugural NYC show, the organizers held an informal get-together at the venue for visiting buyers. This August, champagne and drinks were served again, but this time at the venue’s outdoor patio area.
“The space was fabulous, the buyers that did come were very in-line with whom we wanted to show and it was wonderful showing amongst other designer brands. Everyone complimented each other,” said Bonnie Boyes of NOE Undergarments. “The easy atmosphere was truly rewarding to be in for the three-day show and we felt allowed us to showcase our collection well.”
Above: Velvette Underwear with a buyer.
“The booth size, the environment, everything was top notch and I will definitely participate next season,” – Stephan Rosenkilde, Underprotection.
Above: Dottie’s Delights with lingerie bloggers.
Learn more about the Lingerie Collective
The next edition of the Lingerie Collective’s NY Show is scheduled for February 2014. To learn more about the Lingerie Collective and future show dates, please visit: lingeriecollectiveshowroom.com. To exhibit with the show, please contact Sophie Metchick at email@example.com.
Scenes from the Show
Special thanks to Bennett Raglin of BR Photo Creations for photographing the show.