The latest edition of Lingerie Insight is now available to read online, featuring the latest business news, industry interviews and trends features.
The July issue kicks off with the biggest stories in the intimate apparel sector, including the news that Coco de Mer, the luxury lingerie and erotica fashion house, has completed the sale of the business in an MBO led by its managing director Lucy Litwack.
Litwack, who took the reins of the company in 2014, was backed by unnamed international institutional investors to by the business from Lovehoney.
Our news section also covers the announcement that Ade Hassan, the founder and director of lingerie and hosiery brand Nubian Skin, has been named in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours list to receive an MBE for services to fashion.
Also this month, we interview Bravissimo product manager Clare Harris. She explains how the fuller-bust lingerie and swimwear retailer is bucking the trend for declining sales on the high street and reveals her team’s plans for future growth.
Our cover star this month is Dutch label Magic Bodyfashion, which was one of the first companies to introduce shapewear and problem-solving bras in the eighties. Now under the direction of Linda Leestemaker and Marc de Graaf, the brand has evolved to become an all-in-one solutions brand. Turn to page 18 to find out more.
Other highlights in the July issue include our industry debate on the topic of bralettes. Leading brands and retailers discuss the impact of the popular style on constructed underwear styles.
We also interview INDX Intimate Apparel organiser Amanda Partridge ahead of the August trade show, which will return to Solihull with more than double the usual number of visitors.
The July issue also previews the key brands you can expect to see at the Mode City trade show this month, from Cosabella and Dora Larsen to Freya and Promise Bridal.
And Swimwear Insight, our annual summer-pullout, is back! This issue features an interview with Mode City Designer of the Year Raffaela D’Angelo, a topical discussion on the revival of the swimsuit and all the latest swimwear news.
CLICK HERE to read the July edition of Lingerie Insight.