Friday, October 31, 2008


October 29th 2008

Broome Street NYC 2PM

Words, Images by Judith Ecochard

The creative team at Eres’ deserves a mega-bonus for their presentation …and location at-SICIS-The Art Factory.

The high-end mosaic store was decorated with oversized murals-made entirely of tile- of lingerie and swimwear clad pinup glamour queens à la Rita Hayworth/Esther Williams.

How perfect.


For lingerie, lace is the keyword-as it was on the Spring 09 RTW runways. The Edun collection has hipster boy cut shorts (the top choice for panties)…though in keeping with the old time Hollywood theme, there a high waist briefs too.

The bestseller- that’s sold out in Autumnal colors- is the body shaper from the Jersey Lumiere line that’s IMHO positively Rudi Gernreich/Jean-Paul Gautlier for Madonna. For Spring - “Elephant” gray, “Artifice” pink, “Bliss” ivory, Vert Galante (gray/green) and “Nacré” (a pale lavender) will surely sell as well.

The swimwear in the Bijou Collection is already causing print editorial types to reserve for upcoming style spreads.

Made of “Peau Douce” a mat lycra jersey for the ultimate in supple shape retention, the bikinis with draped “Bijou” belts, triangle tops with draped inserts and skinny neck straps, one piece strapless bustiers with matching, figure flattering high waist corset bottoms, and deep V-neck one piece swimsuits- are very feminine, and lingerie-like.

Those fetching “Bijou” wide belts with silver metal buckles that conjure up the glorious Metro Goldwyn Mayer water ballets of the ‘30s…are the perfect accent for curvy and not so curvy gals alike.

Another group that’s inspired by Majorette baton twirling paraders- is best conveyed in a girly two-tone bandeau top in Parachute light (a fast drying textile), that’s drapes in the front with a girly bow… and the matching two tone brief, that’s drapes on the side. For those that prefer a one piece for pool posing or actual swimming (gasp)…a one-piece strapless swimsuit (removable neck strap)- with a decorative tricolor draped insert is downright chic. We can see adding a fluttery sari skirt to this garment…and strolling the posh Riviera beaches.

Our favorite summery colors- “…a subtle blend of Miami’s retro hotel facades” include a bright Rayon X light yellow, a soft Requin Bleu (gray blue), a navy “Amiral” and aqua “Hawaii” blue, a creamy Espadon beige...and a pale Mandragore green.