Thirty-three years ago, Helena Stuart started her lingerie line Only Hearts by opening her first theme shop on Columbus Avenue in Manhattan. Kaya joined the company 22 years later after a brief stint as a pastry chef. It’s been three decades, and we can still trust the brand to put out fun, feminine lingerie with an edge.
Take me as I come, cause I can’t stay long. A simple Tom Petty lyric written inside Fortnight Lingerie‘s latest lookbook perfectly describes the free-spirited woman who wears the line. Made in Canada, Fortnight seamlessly combines strong, sexy aesthetics with impeccable tailoring for a luxurious and modern collection we are absolutely obsessing over.
If there is one lingerie designer we have to thank for the innerwear as outerwear trend, it’s Marlies Dekkers. With lingerie purposely designed to be seen, her trendsetting pieces blur the line between editorial and everyday wear. With the motto “Dare to be,” it’s easy to see why her collection is known for radiating power, passion and confidence.
Fresh Italian designer Sil Gaviraghi traveled north in the imagination to create her newest collection. Mythologically driven by the illustrations of John Bauer, her designs stem from Scandinavian lore, and look comforting as the lessons learned from the fables. See the famous drawings side-by-side with her swatches, and note our favorite pieces in her Fall 2012 collection.
If Donna Karan intimates are made for the quintessential, chic New York woman, then DKNY Intimates are perfect for her younger sister – just as stylish with a playful, slightly raucous edge. DKNY is all about capturing the energy of NYC, and the brand’s eclectic mix of lingerie and shapewear seamlessly take the wearer from day to night, no matter how quickly she’s running around the city.
As New York City women, if the city is our battlefield, Donna Karan is our armor. And let’s be honest, what we wear underneath our clothing is just as important as the clothing itself, wouldn’t you agree? But with all the hustling we have to do every day, how can a gal be sexy without lacing into a complicated corset each morning? Lucky for us, Donna Karan’s chic minimalism perfectly translates to her beautiful intimates line.