Empreinte receives Designer of the Year award

Empreinte received an award for Designer of the Year at Salon International de la Lingerie in Paris, this weekend.

MD Philippe Berthaux, who collected the award from Eurovet director Marie-Laure Bellon-Homps, said: “We are proving we can stay in Europe and that we don’t have to go across the world to produce this kind of thing.”

The company`s latest innovation is its use guipure embroidery, which is not embroidered on a mesh, but on paper that disappears under a chemical process.The technique has been used in the brand`s new Diva collection.

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It took 18 months and 40 versions to get the correct yarn tension to provide the necessary support for the fuller figure woman.

Berthaux added: “It’s a special day. We are very happy. It’s the first time full figured women will have something beautiful -first.”

Empreinte is a specialist in the larger sizes, producing from C to G cups.

Bellon-Homps said: “Empreinte is the only brand for generous bosoms in France. They are coming up with many innovations. Diva is a magnificent product, a total revolution.”



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