Vibrant colours and high-tech fabrics took centre stage at Salon International de la Lingerie in Paris on January 24 to 26.
Drapers Award-winning fuller-bust brand Curvy Kate is readying the launch of its winter swimwear cruise collection. The line comprises 12 mix-and-match pieces, including tankinis, halter-neck bikinis and briefs, with a focus on orange and blue in polka-dot patterns. Other collections include: Tease,
a more feminine range featuring a camisole, balcony bra, thong and suspender shorts; Bardot,
which comprises a balcony bra, babydoll, thong and suspender shorts in black and cranberry; and Illusion, the most print-heavy, with a plunge bra, thong and briefs. Back sizes range from 28 to 40 inches and cups from D to K.
Wholesale prices range from £6.10 for briefs to £17.40 for a babydoll negligee.
- 020 8861 3111 Curvykate.com
Swiss brand Hanro’s collection, which is 70% women’s and 30% men’s, has a new bra featuring a breathable 3D fabric made from polyamide and elastane and laser-cut knickers with no seams. For men, a V-neck T-shirt made from Sea Island cotton, grown in the Caribbean, has been added. The brand has also increased its loungewear range, including knitwear, by 20%.
Wholesale prices range from £7.47 for ultra-light cotton briefs to £336 for a cotton and cashmere robe.
- 01580 241111 Hanro.co.uk
As well as increasing its sports bra range to include both wired and non-wired options, D-plus lingerie brand Panache has introduced a new moulded spacer bra in a cranberry colour called Cari, which has been made using breathable foam. It is also continuing its sub-brand Cleo by Panache for a second season , which consists of balconette and plunge bras in striking colours, alongside matching briefs and thongs.
Wholesale prices range from £5.45 for briefs up to £17.25 for the Cari bra.
- 0114 241 8888 Panache-lingerie.com
A new range of more delicate and intricate shapewear includes a cupless nightdress, a cupless body, briefs and a half-slip, all in nude and black made with high elastane content fabrics. Specifically for the Christmas season, the wider lingerie range includes embroidery in gold, red and black. The brand is also adding new colours to existing styles this season, such as brilliant blue, black and rose tan. Wacoal back sizes range from 30 to 44 inches and are available in cup sizes AA to F.
Wholesale prices range from £4.71 for basic briefs to £27.45 for a girdle and £34.90 for a black chemise.
- 01536 760282 Wacoallingerie.com