If you like your lingerie to be vintage inspired but without a uber heavy focus on structure and support and more of a lean towards pretty, flirty styling, I suggest you look no further than Playful Promises. I met the team from Playful during London Fashion Week in February, when they kindly gifted me their Neon Eve soft cup bra and brief set because they knew of my love of undergarments.
This, their limited edition collection out last month, is the result of a competition Playful Promises ran in 2011 to find new and emerging designers who would contribute to their SS13 collection under the theme of ‘The East’ and Milton’s Paradise Lost. Competition winner Pippa Davidson created a set inspired by a fusion of eastern and western beauty with her purple and pink print retro bra and brief set. Carla Pullinger took inspiration from 50s glamour and came up with a colour block design aimed at enhancing female curves. Finally, competition winner Eva Lai, who created my favourite set, used a nude and pink colour palette with a hint of lime green in her detailing. I adore the slightly sheer side panels in her high-waisted briefs.
You can purchase the Limited Edition collection HERE. Playful Promises plan to run a second design competition next year, so watch this space!
Have a lovely weekend, Blog Reader! StyleOnTheCouch xo