LFW started on Thursday night for me with the launch party of Nicole de Carle’s contour range. On a small street off London’s uber-cool Carnaby Street is the little boutique “The Lingerie Collective” which housed de Carle’s pop up shop for the night. The small store was filled with designs inspired by iconic architecture, evident in the bold curves and graceful arches of her pieces, each of the finest silk and in a colour palette of almond, champagne, ivory, nougat, chocolate and black.
The lingerie is hand made in Chelsea and has been used in photo shoots for various magazines including Vogue, Grazia and Glamour. Nichole de Carle also tailored a bespoke bodysuit for Nicole Scherzinger which was similar to the piece used in the titles for channel 4’s show “Dirty, sexy things”, modelled by the designer’s sister Charlotte who too was at the launch party wearing a piece from the collection.
(Nichole de Carle and sister Charlotte de Carle)
The brand is also available with a small diamond charm on items, being the first lingerie line to offer such pieces. The diamonds of 0.1 carat are set in silver charm embossed with the de Carle crest.
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