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
Have a fabulous weekend! xo