Friday Lingerie Lust: Nichole de Carle

I have been coveting one of Nichole de Carle‘s pieces for a long while now, so it’s high time this fabulous London label appeared as one of my Friday lingerie features

Images: Nichole de Carle / Clara Maidement

Nicole de Carle‘s lingerie is modern, innovative and well crafted (Nichole was a student at DeMontford University, UK, and completed their highly respected ‘Contour Design’ training.  In fact, if you want to see the lingerie designers of the future, you just need to check out the final year shows from students of this course).

Nichole herself worked in the design houses of both McQueen and DKNY before founding her company 2008. The label is said to be inspired by literature, history and architecture, for example The Last Testament collection (above, my favourite) is said to be inspired by the symbolic detail in Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”:

“The Last Testament style came about through the story of the representation of the chalice shape formed between Jesus and Mary Magdalena in ‘The Last Supper’ painting. The chalice being the ancient symbol for the female is the perfect embodiment of femininity and grace.”

Recently launched are Oynx and Opal (Opal, below):

“The Opal collection is inspired by exquisite architectural masterpiece icons located in fashion & historic capitals of the world: The Duomo – Milan, Westminster Abbey – London, and the Chrysler building – New York, Chateau de Villette – Paris.  Drawing on the design, mystery, elegance and sophistication of these buildings the Opal range brings together its symmetry of bold and delicate lines with enthralling effect.”

The Westminster collection (below) is a stunning design. Strong yet elegant and highly seductive, I love the way that the braces cross over the torso:

The designs for the Westminster collection were inspired by the elegance and delicacy of Westminster, Abbey in the UK.  The essence of the high lines and vaulted ceilings of the Abbey can be found in the architecture of the pieces.

During London Fashion Week this September, Nichole joined forces with the label Math Collective to produce a set of outfits that combined modern and fashion forward lingerie with Math’s signature silhouettes.  The result was fantastic, showing a perfect match of the brands’ new collections as well as their unique styles

Image below from Lingerie Talk

I’m very excited to introduce you to Nichole de Carle, Blog Reader – I hope you’ll check out the full range of designs on their website.  Any favourites?

Have a fabulous weekend! xo


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9 Responses to Friday Lingerie Lust: Nichole de Carle

  1. Cee says:

    The symbolism behind this line is really intriguing… The chalice shapes really set the designs apart from other lingerie lines. And I love the idea of a Contour Design course!
    xox,
    Cee

  2. Dempeaux says:

    Lingerie inspired by the Bible? Now I’ve heard everything! 😉

    I actually really like the first piece. I think the way it criss-crosses over the body is really flattering and feminine. I also like the white set 🙂

  3. such gorgeous pieces here! i love the onyx and opal colors and the strong criss crossed lines ~ so so pretty!!! and these pictures have inspired me to get to the gym today as well!! 😉 😉 have a great weekend!!
    xoxo ~ kristina

  4. molliee says:

    this certainly is modern and inventive! I have never seen anything like it but I want to wear it! The lines are so sexy and intriguing:) Happy Friday! xoxo

  5. ha, what fabulous and sexy lingerie .. actually Dita would look great in those …haha .. speaking of her! 😉

    well, I guess everyone has different taste in Beauty ect… I find it cool that she is a sex symbol despite her very fair skin … and love the Retro/Vintage era she styles herself in!

    have a fabulous weekend, lovely .. talk soon again! xoxo

  6. mtadams1208 says:

    ooh i really like the opal collection. I always enjoy your lingerie posts! an oft-overlooked area of fashion. Everyone forgets there’s more than just VS stuff out there 🙂

  7. Meta Musings says:

    very sexy…like the graphic aspect of it! have a great weekend!

    xx

  8. Tasha McC says:

    I love the Nicole de Carle’s lingerie collections. They are a work of art.

  9. CinZilicious says:

    Great lingerie post, i love the second last pic=)

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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