We’ve noticed a crop of NYFW designers sporting the ‘90s throwback hero – the little bra in their Spring/Summer ’17 collections. We can just imagine baby Britney Spears going crazy for Tibi’s sports bandeau and The Spice Girls zigazig ah-ing for Victoria Beckham’s mini bustier. Back to the future, the new wave of little bras are cut in today’s It fabrics satin, silk and lace, making your customers’ lingerie-inspired wardrobe spoilt for choice this season.
Underwear as outerwear may seem a daring trend, but if done correctly, the miniature bralet can really raise ones style cred. Finding the perfect balance of provocative appeal with sporty youthfulness has already been confirmed New York’s new styling goal. Wardrobe inspiration incoming, as Parisian Wholesale explores the barely-there trend:
Alexander Wang Spring/Summer ‘17
Alexander the Great! To an editor and celebrity-filled front row, Alexander Wang unveiled, not just his ready-to-wear collection, but also his buy-now-wear-now Resort and his top-secret capsule for sportswear power brand Adidas. The former Balenciaga Creative Director is known for triggering trends for tastemakers, and this season Wang’s focus is on the bra. Madonna’s iconic cone bra sold for $52,000, so it’s no surprise Alexander Wang’s bra-centric runway had the Queen of Pop on the FROW. Editors apart, the only thing to distract Kylie Jenner’s PDA outbursts with Tyga, was sister/supermodel Kendall’s satin bra, we predict BIG things for this look. Well done, Wang!
Victoria Beckham Spring/Summer ‘17
Praised for her transeasonal flavor, a cool response to the see-now-wear-now retail machine, Victoria Beckham showcased a season-fluid collection with crushed velvet, satin and leather, fabrics usually reserved for winter, in traditional summer silhouettes and colours. Cutting ties from her ‘00s Hervé Léger WAG past; today’s Beckham has tailored a luxury designer brand that reflects fashion’s new clean and chic aesthetic. Victoria’s Beckham crushed satin mini bustier accompanied with loose tailoring epitomizes the new outfit formula of SS17.
Tibi Spring/Summer ‘17
First dibs. We want EVERYTHING from Tibi SS17, literally all of it, but if we could only choose one item, it would be the nude bandeau. We will steal the styling, too, and team our little bra with ‘80s power tailoring.
A blend of trends, Parisian Wholesale’s Velvet Choker Neck Little Bra Co-Ord will be your customers’ transeasonal saviour!