One of my favourite lingerie designers, Ayten Gasson, has created a new range of elegant, beautifully crafted pieces: ‘a wide selection of signature styles, timeless shapes and lingerie must-haves in stunning black silk satin trimmed with Nottingham lace, and delicate UK made satin bows.’
I spoke to Ayten about what inspired the new collection:
“I wanted to design a capsule collection that would highlight the skill in the British fashion industry, from the design, production and lace manufacturing. Pieces that would last the test of time. I hope that the large pieces, such as the bed jacket and babydoll, can be passed down to future generations. How many of us have a piece of clothing that belonged to our mother, or even grandmother? I wanted to create something that would one day be that loved, filled with history and wonderful craftsmanship.”
‘This classic full cup non padded underwire bra is trimmed with delicate English lace and finished with small black ribbon bows. The dramatic black silk and luxurious lace makes this a perfect everyday style bra.’
‘Our signature silk knicker, with a gorgeous peek-a-boo cut-out hidden discretely under the Nottingham lace trimmed skirt.’
‘This flattering black babydoll is a reincarnation of our highly successful Sarah slip from last season. The style has been shorted, with a seductive front opening feature. Made using the finest silk for its circle skirt and soft triangle cups, and trimmed with English made lace and a delicate black ribbon bow.’
‘So stunning, and so chic in all black silk with black satin binding and delicate ribbon ties, this piece flows seductively across your skin as nightwear or loungewear. For the more risqué, why not wear it as outerwear with a particularly beautiful contrasting bra or camisole?’
All accompanying text ©Ayten Gasson.
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