This week, Blog Reader, I bring you an exciting new find in directional lingerie. Luisa Sidoli is the designer behind Tatu Couture, a label integrating tattoos with lingerie design. The result is an edgy, dramatic collection of graphic, body sculpting pieces – featuring high-waisted knickers, bodysuits and boy shorts.
Now in her second collection, Luisa is providing me with the authenticity of a tattoo minus any potential pain or regret. I’ve always wanted a tattoo (I just need to work out the details, watch this space, Blog Reader) and until then I can happily work with Luisa’s designs. Images here are largely from Tatu Couture’s second collection: ‘Sweet Surrender’, sitting alongside the previous ‘Illusion‘ range. I love how Tatu Couture is evolving – for spring summer 2013 we see hints of the 1950s in new shapes and silhouettes such as the Lola Body (image directly above) with its V wiring.
My favourite addition to the collection is the soft cup bra (above). The introduction of Chantilly lace and ivory as a new colour gives a softness to the otherwise dramatic seductiveness of Luisa’s pieces.
“Sweet Surrender oozes an intense sensuality, reflective of a 1950’s Sicily with equal amounts of sex appeal and glamour. It combines a subtle blend of sophistication and rebelliousness with a play on the 50’s silhouettes and the alluring scenes of Baroque Italian culture.” ~ Tatu Couture
Body art meets fashion forward lingerie at Tatu Couture. I see the bodysuits very much within the underwear as outerwear vein and I have my eye on the ivory Lola body for later in the year…. If you are in NYC you can buy Tatu Couture from Marc and Max on Bleecker Street. The collection is also available to purchase online (with spring summer 2013 available to buy from November).
So hands up – who has a tattoo? I’d like some inspiration please….