PARIS FASHION WEEK F/W 2013: Etam Lingerie
I don't normally write posts about lingerie, but when I saw Etam's Fall Winter 2013/2014 Lingerie Collection, I knew I had to make a post about it! This was a live broadcast fashion show from France. Much like the Victoria Secret ones we're used to here in the USA, it had musicians performing while the models were walking. However, unlike Victoria's Secret, all of this clothing is wearable...even the fantasy inspired things!!! It proves that creativity and wearablity in lingerie can exist in a runway show. This show was split into 5 mini collections. My favorites were the 1st, 3rd, and 5th collections. I'm a huge fan of the gothic and floral aesthetic of these collections! There is a nice pairing of hard and soft looking pieces together. I'm really into bustles now, so the long flowing skirts and ruffled bottoms really piqued my interest. The corsetry and lace are a classic lingerie staple, which were used in ways that felt new. The 2nd collection was basics in bright prints with white accessories and colorful body painting. Basics are a must, but compared to the other mini collections, it wasn't as interesting. The bright colors do freshen the basics, which adds a unexpected choice. The 4th collection was swimwear, which unlike the lingerie, was surprisingly not very flattering on the thin models despite the interesting designs. Lingerie and swimwear do go well together, as the shapes can be very similar. Perhaps the models they chose for that we're the right fit. Though I've shared a lot of photos in this post, to see the full runway show and hear the live music, watch the video at the bottom.
To see the full runway show, watch this video.