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GFW 2014: Lizzie Coates' Foolish Affair luxury lingerie collection

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Hello beautiful 

Graduate Fashion Week is the place to discover young talented designers and see their work up-close. The event this year was a spectacular affair, the halls filled with imaginative well-crafted pieces. Among the hundreds of participants there were a few girls who really left an impression on me, not only with their beautiful designs, hard work and passion, but also with the the way they presented their ideas.

Today I want to introduce you to Miss Lizzie Coates, the talented lady behind Foolish Affair - a luxury lingerie brand aiming to change women's attitudes of shapewear and fulfill their desire for achieving the ideal hour-glass silhouette. Songbird 2014 is one of the most alluring, elegant and sensual lingerie collections I've seen. 

Lizzie's romantic inspiration comes from the Roaring Twenties and the love story of The Great Gatsby. The sense of lavish opulence, typical of those times, is evoked through a soft, feminine color palette and the use of soft silks and delicate Chantilly lace combined with body shaping fabrics. 

The collection and its presentation were clearly thought through and cohesive down to the very last detail - from the font used on the pieces to the designer's business cards. Even the diffused light and soft focus of the pictures in Lizzie's tasteful lookbook (which by the way she took and edited herself) coordinated perfectly with the concept of oozing vintage glamour.

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