The newly delivered January edition is my first issue as editor of Lingerie Insight, and what a time to join.
As we went to press, Christmas was just inches away, with the well-deserved break it entailed. But of course there’s no rest for the wickedly seductive, and looming ever closer is the frenetic activity surrounding the lingerie trade shows that mark the new season.
Personally I can’t wait: we’ve just welcomed it on board our new assistant editor, Holly Rains, and the trade shows will be our first opportunity to get out and meet the readers of Lingerie Insight. We’ll be doing our best to find out what you love about the magazine, what you think we could do better and exactly how you want us to cover your fabulous industry.
January is also, of course, a chance to discover the brands and designers who are changing lingerie: making it more beautiful, more wearable, more useful, sexier and more exciting. Putting together our guides to Salon International de la Lingerie and The Lingerie Collective was an eye-opener, and wonderful, ambitious new labels seem to be coming along every day. We’ve included some of our favourites, old and new, but there are hundreds more designers out there waiting to be discovered – it’s going to be a busy season.
Which isn’t to rule out fun and inspiration. When in Paris for Salon, however busy we are at Porte de Versailles, there are certain spots we will make it a rule to visit, to get our visual, cultural and retail kicks – our Paris guide in the magazine, which you’ll also find on lingerieinsight.com today, is tailor-made for lingerie fanatics, and concise enough to be at least partially feasible during the Salon madness.
So if you spot us around the shows, or even in Le Crazy Horse, please come and say hello. It really is all about you, the reader.