My first years in the fashion world I worked as a designer of lingerie, underwear, nightwear and swimwear. I am still very enthousiastic about designing for intimate apparel.
In addition to the prints and patterns I also create the collection concept, the styles, colours, accessories, embroidery and tech-packs. See a selection of my designs here.
For the brands Besired and Blove of online shop Pabo I design a number of styles per season for the collection commissioned by private label company Royal Blue Avenue. The best-selling models in style and fit come back every season. I give colour advice according to the latest lingerie trends and I design tailor-made designs, technical drawings and tech-packs.
For companies without an inhouse design department that do not want to solely depend on wholesalers for their collections, it’s a good option to work with independent designers who can design custom styles to add to their collection. Pabo did exactly that with these lingerie sets.
I was asked to help this startup brand for girls underwear in 2013 to shape their first collection. Birdie Rock is a cheerful and rebellious brand with a fashionable twist. The brand has a nice vision: to increase the self-confidence of young girls.
I designed the collection concept, visualised this in a mood board and I made the design drawings and tech-packs. The underwear line is sporty and comfortable because it is seamless and made of a very stretchy fabric. The sporty features such as broad elastic bands intersperse with girly details such as picot. In addition, the Happy Pantiez® are specially made to give girls extra confidence during their menstrual cycle. The material is very absorbent, breathable and moisture-repellent.
I make special content for my new and existing newsletter subscribers. This trend report for body fashion is a good example. The report is a visual translation and summary of my visit to Salon International de la Lingerie and Interfilière in Paris.