Boost Your Productivity at Work

Boost Your Productivity

Above: French Theft Lingerie.

“Maximize your productivity by working smarter versus harder, because time is precious and valuable.”

by Joy Menon, founder of MerchandisingEye.com

Staying productive is a common struggle everyone experiences. We find ourselves not finishing what has to be done and sometimes not even starting, which leads to frustration and overwhelm. Below are some simple tips on getting more accomplished and staying ahead of the game.

1. Have a Plan

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Above: Teddies for Bettys.

Map out your goals, as well as the steps needed to complete them. It’s ok to have far-fetched goals, but don’t lose sight of the smaller ones. These are the building blocks towards the big picture. Keeping your goals attainable will boost your motivation and have you moving closer towards the larger vision.

2. Simplify and Prioritize

Boost Your Productivity

Above: Full Disclosure.

Avoid stretching yourself too thin, which will leave you exhausted. Although some events may require your physical presence, others can be handled virtually. Share your tasks when necessary and you’ll find that more gets accomplished.

3. Personalize your Schedule

Boost Your Productivity

Above: Les Boudoirs Boutique.

Whether you are more visual or not, find a way to schedule that resonates with your style. For example, perhaps viewing your data by month will help you better visualize accomplishments and missed opportunities, while holding yourself accountable. There are also various apps available that are helpful if you need a checklist or even a virtual personal assistant.
Experiment and find the one that works best for you.

4. Schedule Time for Yourself

Boost Your Productivity

Above: La Femme Dangereuse.

Remember that YOU are also a priority and in order to be successful, setting time aside for your wellbeing will keep you inspired and strong to target whatever lies ahead. Include in your schedule a coffee break, exercise, meditation and whatever helps you connect with your inner self.
Having this special pause in the day keeps you fresh, preventing burn out.

The power of saying ‘no’: If you know you won’t be fully committed to something, it’s best to let it go. Passing on projects that may not be the right fit for your brand or have your full attention relieves you from unnecessary stress. It also shows that your reputation is valuable, as well as the other person’s time.

Maximize your productivity by working smarter versus harder, because time is precious and valuable. Stay focused and remember to track your results along the way.

What changes will you make to become more productive today?

Interfiliere NYC September 2016 Snapshot

Interfiliere NYC September 2016

We wanted to share with our readers a few images of Interfiliere NYC. The show runs until 6pm today at the Tunnel (269 11th Avenue). It’s the perfect opportunity to see the leading suppliers for laces and fabrics including Invista, La Lame Inc, Willy Hermann and many more.

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Interfiliere NYC September 2016

Interfiliere NYC September 2016

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Curvy Couture Fall 2016 Updates

Curvy Couture Fall 2016 Updates Seduction Lace Demi in Rose Pink

As the seasons change, so do wardrobes and Curvy Couture aims to make sure every woman’s lingerie drawer stays in step with beautiful color updates on some of their best selling styles perfect for Fall.

Today, we’re looking at the changes available and coming soon for the brand’s Seduction Lace Demi Bra, Lace Tulip Balconette and Flaweless Lace Smoother styles.

Seduction Lace Demi

Curvy Couture Seduction Lace Demi in Rose Pink

“Pair with the Seduction Lace Boyshort for a royally gorgeous set that your curves will love.“

First up, the full bust specialist’s Seduction Lace Demi and Seduction Lace Boyshort are now available in Rose Pink.

Seduction Lace Demi Features

The perfect blend of flirty and femme (fatale!), our Seduction Lace Demi embodies the same sensual fit and feel of the brand’s best-selling “Tulip Lace” Bra, with textured cups, scalloped straps and a structured balconette frame.

• Graduated soft push-up pads give you a natural lift
• Sexy allover lace 3 piece cup provides absolute support and structure
• Luxe breathable powermesh wings designed to provide the ultimate in fit, shaping and support
• Scalloped lace straps and lace cups joined with playful satin bow accents
• 3-row, 3-column metal hook-and-eye closure in back (may vary slightly by size)


Curvy Couture Lace Tulip Balconette Bra

Curvy Couture Foxy Lace Lace Tulip Balconette Bra and Lace Hipster in Wineberry

“Our best-selling plus-sized bra earns top honors for its functional, feminine design.” – Summer Rose Orona, Curvy Couture.

Later this month (September 25th), the brand’s Lace Tulip Balconette Bra and Lace Hipster receives a luscious color upgrade — Wineberry.

Curvy Couture Lace Tulip Balconette Bra Features

Curvy Couture Lace Tulip Balconette Bra and Lace Hipster

A Classic balconette shape provides incredible lift, while scalloped lace detail and a dangling rhinestone jewel add sexy sparkle. Sizes for this bra: C, D, DD (36-44) DDD, G, H (32-44).

• Top cup panels feature a scalloped lace overlay
• Graduated soft push-up pads give you a natural lift
• Luxe power mesh wings offer back-smoothing and breathability
• Stay-put straps promise premium comfort
• Coated 3-row, 3-column metal hook-and-eye back closure (may vary slightly by size)


Flawless Lace Smoother

Curvy Couture Flawless Lace Smoother

Finally, Curvy Couture’s Flawless Lace Smoother will be available in Bombshell Nude and Black from October 25, 2016. This is the sister to the Flawless Wire Free, which completes the brand’s “Smoothing Solutions” collection.

Flawless Lace Smoother Features

Curvy Couture Flawless Lace Smoother

“So long, spillage. Bye-bye, bulge. Hello, heavenly body!”

The targeted technology of Curvy Couture’s Flawless Lace Smoother offers full-coverage underwire support that feels as good as it looks. Lay-flat cups. Luxe sueded lining. Sexy support from the inside out. Sizes for this bra: C, D, DD (34-42) DDD, G, H (34-42).

• Laminated molded technology for ultimate full-coverage underwire cups lift and support
• Bonded edges designed to lie flat under clothes
• Sueded comfort liner offers optimal softness
• Built-up sides eliminate underarm bulge
• Wide fully adjustable straps for no-slip shoulder comfort


Save (even more) with Curvy Couture
Curvy Couture encourages customers to sign up for their Customer Rewards Program. New members receive $10 off their first purchase and receive automatic entry for Curvy Couture’s monthly bra give away (this offer is not valid outside of the US). Additional benefits include special discounts and promotions throughout the year. Membership is free. Not in the USA? No problem! Curvy Couture now ships internationally to 200+ countries.

Questions about the Curvy Couture Fall 2016 Updates?

Summer Rose Orona
summer@curvycouture.com
www.curvycouture.com

About Curvy Couture
Curvy Couture stands out as truly exceptional in the marketplace of American lingerie. Built on a foundation of technology and innovation Curvy Couture is the destination for curvy women searching for fashion, superior quality, comfort and fit. Decades of extensive research and development, expertise and dedication has created a foundation that reinvents you, transforms your shape and posture, makes women look younger, feel confident and sexy.

ARGYLEHaus of Apparel

ARGYLEHaus of Apparel

“I saw a need in the market for a high-end factory that was not afraid to produce complicated garments at lower volumes.” – Houman Salem.

If you’re a designer looking to launch a Made-in-America brand, finding a production partner here in the USofA is a challenge. And if you’re starting out and just need a few samples made, that challenge becomes even tougher with costly minimums.

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The lack of partners, options and support is what spurred Houman Salem to create ARGYLEHaus — a full service fashion design house and apparel factory. Along with his business partner/co-founder Priscilla Condinach, founder of Priscilla Jade Lingerie, the ARGYLE Haus team helps brands launch and stay in business.

This summer, we met up with Houman and Salem in California offices to learn more about how ARGYLE Haus started and how they can help the intimate apparel industry:

Q&A with Houman Salem, ARGYLEHaus of Apparel

ARGYLEHaus of Apparel

Houman, I’m hoping you could give our readers who might not be familiar with ARGYLEHaus an overview of what it’s all about? When did you start work on ARGYLEHaus? What was the spark that gave life to the ARGYLEHaus concept?

ARGYLEHaus was launched in September of 2013. At that time, I had a lingerie retail store and website (Chelsea Manor Intimates) and I was searching for a factory in Los Angeles that could produce my new lingerie collection. I had visited no less than 30 factories during the Summer of 2013 and I was dismayed that no one in LA was able or willing to produce my line.

There were a variety of reasons given, but the main reasons were that I either did not meet their required minimum orders (generally at about 1000 pieces per style) or that they were not familiar with lingerie. Going overseas for production was not an option for me so I set out to start my own factory.

I saw a need in the market place for a high-end factory that was not afraid to produce complicated garments at lower volumes.

ARGYLEHaus of Apparel

Above: Priscilla Codinach, Vice President of Operations.

Who’s on the ARGYLEHaus team? What are their roles?

The two principal partners are myself and Priscilla Codinach. Priscilla is an expert bra maker and had her own lingerie collection called Priscilla Jade Lingerie which was sold through high-end boutiques throughout North America.

She is the Vice President of Operations and oversees the day-to-day tactical operations of the factory. I oversee strategic end of the business operations looking for growth opportunities, new business development, and responsible for the overall financial performance of the company.

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Could you give us an overview of how Argyle Haus can help an emerging brand?

We are a full service fashion design house and apparel factory. Aside from helping to develop and produce their brands, we also assist with management consulting in areas of operations, marketing (digital and traditional), and branding.

What services do you and your team provide?

ARGYLEHaus offers three distinct services and clients hire us for any one or a combination of all three. Our first service offering is fashion design services. Many of our start-up clients are Mid-career professionals looking to transition into fashion, while others have some fashion experience but little to no design experience. We have a team of designers that works with clients to develop technical flats from the ideas and inspiration provided by client.

The technical flats are the drawing we need to get to the second service offering, which is Pre-Production. Once we have the technical flats (either created by us or supplied by the client) we go into Pre-Production which involves making patterns (all done digitally using the latest apparel software and tools), size grading, sampling, and creating tech packs. These are all the element the client needs to go into full production. Sometimes a client may chose to go with a different factory for production (either locally or overseas) and our Pre-Production deliverables can be used in any factory.

However, more often than not, the client will remain with us for Production, which is our third service offering. We offer mass production with relatively lower minimum quantities than most other factories (averaging around 300 pieces per style). Our minimums are based on the complexity of the garment; therefore, more complicated garments have lower minimum quantities, while the easier garments have higher minimums. Overall, we aim to be a turnkey solution for designers looking to launch or expand their lines.

ARGYLEHaus of Apparel

Would you be able to walk us through the steps of how a designer can launch a brand with ARGYLEHaus?

We are pretty easy to work with. As mentioned before, many of our clients are new to the fashion industry and we take time to work with them and help them understand the industry. We advise on pricing strategy, marketing strategy (online and offline), social media marketing, and e-commerce. Before we take on a new client I have to be certain that they have a clear path to profitability.

We look at the category of products they want to launch and evaluate the competition in that category. If I don’t feel that the client will be successful, I do them a favor and refuse the project because they will just end up burning money. We look for companies that have a viable opportunity to sell a lot of products and we stand ready to advise them on all the necessary business fundamentals.

Is ARGYLEHaus just for emerging brands? How can establish brands and designers work with you? Why should they work with you?

In the short amount of time that we have been in business we have worked with a wide variety of companies. About 50% of our business is start-up brands. However, we also have several corporate accounts which constitutes about 25% of our clientele.

The remaining 25% of our business is coming from well established brands that are looking to come back to the USA for manufacturing. The majority of the time clients choose to work with us because of our expertise and quality. We only hire master seamstresses who go through a rigorous hiring process and that are capable of producing high-end garments effectively and efficiently.

ARGYLEHaus of Apparel

What brands and designers have successfully gone through ARGYLEHaus?

We have had over 150 clients over our short lifespan and the vast majority of our clients require anonymity, which we respect. However, I can tell you that one of our corporate accounts is CINTAS (the largest uniform company in the USA), we manufactured uniforms for a major Las Vegas casino for them. We also work with many celebrity and VIP clients including DJ Williams of the Chicago Bears and Mariah Woodson (daughter of coach Mike Woodson of the NY Nicks and currently with the LA Clippers).

What’s next for ARGYLEHaus?

We have been growing at a much faster pace then we ever expected, and unfortunately, the majority of our operations can not remain in Los Angeles due to the increasing amount of regulations and costs. As a result, we will be moving all our mass production to Las Vegas in 2017 and only keeping our fashion design and Pre-production services in Los Angeles going forward.

This is a great opportunity for the City of Las Vegas as we will have the bulk of our workforce (70+ employees) in Las Vegas under a new entity called ARGYLE Manufacturing Company Las Vegas (AMCLV). Our Los Angeles office (ARGYLEHaus) will house all our designers and Pre-production staff (approximately 10 employees max). Los Angeles is and will always remain the epicenter for fashion and apparel development in the USA, but in an effort to remain price competitive with factories in other States (and overseas) our mass production manufacturing will have no choice but to move out of LA. This is actually good news and something I am really looking forward to.

ARGYLEHaus of Apparel

For any of our readers that want to learn more about ARGYLEHaus, where should we point them to?

Please visit our websites:
ARGYLEHaus at http://www.argylehaus.com (current operations)
AMCLV at http://AMCLV.com (future Las Vegas facility)

Bra Lounge Halloween Merchandising Dreams by Baci

Bra Lounge Halloween Merchandising

“We like to build looks up with fabric, and always have plastic tubs full of fabrics, lace, tulle, and what might seem like random items.” – Sheena Johnson, Bra Lounge

The moment you sniff pumpkin spice on the air, you know Fall is on the way. Along with the changing season, one of the most exciting holidays on the retail calendar makes its way into everyone’s minds — Halloween.

It’s a visual merchandisers dream come true. The possibilities for window displays and in-store layouts are endless.

Earlier this summer, the Lingerie Journal team was smitten by displays created by the Bra Lounge creative team.

With Halloween in mind, we sent Sheena Johnson and Courtney Murphy, co-owners of the Bra Lounge, images from Baci and asked them how they’d merchandise these items for their customers.

Some of the Dreams by Baci styles, shipping from Xgen Products, include nurse outfits, police officer outfits, house maid outfits and a stewardess uniform. The collection comes boxed in sizes S/M, M/L, Diva and Queen.

One of the first things their team would do with Baci, according to Sheena, is take the costumes out of their boxed packaging and ear mark mannequins or hangers for display.

Bra Lounge Halloween Merchandising

“A display with floating frames and a mannequin behind it creates dimension and we often use them in our front window display,” said Sheena. “We enjoy finding unique oddities in thrift stores…and these work great for a Halloween display. Empty jars, random pieces of fabric, candle holders and candelabra’s, even dollar store plastic bugs, spiders, snakes are a fun add on.”

Sheena added that old suitcases paired with the flight attendant outfit would be perfect for a display. And a vintage vacuum cleaner and telephone would be used for the maid costume.

Bra Lounge Halloween Merchandising

“We try to keep like items in our displays, whether they can be pulled together with like colours, the theme, or the style,” noted Sheena. “We like to build looks up with fabric, and always have plastic tubs full of fabrics, lace, tulle, and what might seem like random items.”

It is kind of like a tickle trunk! Once you have an idea, you can pull in all sorts of fun finds out of the tickle trunk and pull something fun together!

We’re looking forward to seeing what the Bra Lounge team creates this season. You can see what the team is up to on the boutique’s Instagram account or learn more about the Bra Lounge on their website, thebralounge.ca.

For anyone interested in learning more about the Dreams by Baci collection, please visit the XGEN site at xgenproducts.com.

Wholesale Questions about Baci?
Email: sales@xgenproducts.com
Phone: (877) 450-9436

Bra Lounge Halloween Merchandising

Influencer Spotlight: Autumn Rodriguez

Influencer Spotlight: Autumn Rodriguez
Photos by Patty Gregory

Today, we’re talking with entrepreneur, model and fashion blogger Autumn Rodriguez to showcase her growing work and to talk about her frequent creative collaborations with Seven ’til Midnight:

Autumn, thanks for joining us! I’m hoping you could tell our readers a little bit about yourself and your blogging career? What’s grlwithbangs.com all about?

I was born and raise in La Mirada, California! A town in-between Los Angeles and Orange County. I have always had a passion for fashion and modeling. In high school, I gave up two athletic scholarships to pursue a career in fashion. I received my bachelors in marketing and management from AIOC. I landed my dream job at 21 years of age and started traveling back and forth to New York & Los Angeles.

I quickly moved out of my parents, started my own company & fell in love with my childhood crush (Jb)…. The rest is history. Jb and I have known each other since we were 10 years old. He was too shy to talk to me at our local Pizza place in La Mirada, California as his mother said he had a crush on me.

Influencer Spotlight: Autumn Rodriguez

We grew up with one another but have never pursued each other. We had the same group of friends, I would cheer him on at his high school football games & we even took drama class together. (he really only took the class to see me all the time)

14 years later, I am so in love with my best friend, traveling the world with him & now share a home with one another. We are so excited to share our life adventures with others via social media @GRLWITHBANGS & prove that chivalry is NOT dead. #JANDAGOONVACAY

How did you get involved with Seven ’til Midnight? What was it about the brand that drew you in?

Influencer Spotlight: Autumn Rodriguez

I was approached by a friend of mine who works with their social media. Once I saw the website and product I quickly became intrigued by the brand. I love how sexy and feminine the product makes me feel.

How have you worked with the Seven ’til Midnight team?

I have worked with the Seven ‘Til Midnight team by helping create brand awareness through my social media.

How would you suggest someone who has only thought about pairing intimate apparel with ready-to-wear? What’s the best place to start? Bodysuits?

Bodysuits is a great start! Also, if you want to be more risky- Bras with side details with a low cut arm hole tee is a great start as well (my favorite).

Influencer Spotlight: Autumn Rodriguez

How do your fans on social media react to Seven ’til Midnight pieces? Do you have a favorite reaction?

My fans loveeee it! I don’t have a favorite reaction, yet!

What’s next for you and Seven ’til Midnight?

Well, my favorite time of the year is coming up, Christmas! I love shooting their holiday outfits!

Influencer Spotlight: Autumn Rodriguez

What’s next for your blog?

That is for you to keep following and find out �

For our readers who want to follow and learn more about what you do, where should we point them to? What are all your social media links?

Check out my Instagram @grlwithbangs and our new website www.grlwithbangs.com

MyPlushCloset: Spotlight

MyPlushCloset: Spotlight

When we are talking about shopping, it’s definitely not easy being a full figured woman. Not many stores offer sets that fit you, and it’s even more distressing trying to find beautiful pieces in a bigger size. Thinking about this difficulties, My Plush Closet was created. The subscription box helps you have the best experience and receive in your home, every three months, the most adorable pieces from many great brands.

Sharon Waples, CMO of My Plush Closet, talked with The Lingerie Journal about the service, the benefits and everything the team do to ensure the best for the women who subscribe to MyPlushCloset.com, the Plushettes.

PLUSH Q&A with Sharon Waples, CMO, My Plush Closet, myplushcloset.com

Could you tell our readers who might not be familiar with Plush, what you’re all about?

Plush is an online lingerie (bra and panty set) subscription service that caters to plus size women 36 DD to 44 H.

Why did you want to start a subscription service versus an online or brick and mortar boutique? How did you start?

Well, three of the founders are plus size women; we were well versed in the trepidation of going to brick and mortar boutiques and getting poor service or not finding items to fit at all. With a subscription service, we are handpicking, curating the sets for our Plushettes. In doing that, we will introduce them to bra and panty styles they may have felt were not for them in the past. We want them to feel that what you wear underneath sets the tone for what you wear above. Additionally, the hard work-finding brands that have sexy and supportive bras for the full figured woman- is done by us; our subscriber doesn’t have to do any thing except wait for that pretty purple box to arrive!

MyPlushCloset: Spotlight

What’s the story and inspiration behind the name, Plush?

Plush is plus size + lush. A Plush woman is a woman who has a full life: career, family, interests. She’s not afraid to be herself and pursue the things she loves. We want to show that just because you’re a certain size doesn’t mean that you can’t be sexy and confident. Plush is about the fullness of life.

What was it about the brands your currently stocking that drew you to them? What kind of customer feedback have you received?

We just shipped out our first set of boxes from our launch, so no feedback as of yet. We are anxious and excited to get box opening pictures from our customers to share on our social media sites.

As for brands, we currently use Curvy Couture, but will expand with each mail out. Curvy Couture was a hands-down easy choice. All 3 of the female founders tried the brand. They have a multitude of styles and offered a large size range. Perfect partnership!

Could you tell us about your Philosophy? How exactly are you building a community?

Our philosophy is redefining sexy- appeal for the everyday woman. Plus size women don’t have to choose support over style; Plush is the medium to which you will have both to throw in your lingerie chest!

We are building a community by putting that face of the everyday woman-us- with our brand. Yes, broadcast about things from the plus size perspective to both empower and make that plus size woman who is sitting at home feeling less than, break out

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What’s next for Plush?

WORLD DOMINATION, ha! Of course to grow our subscriber base is primary. In the Fall we’ll have our first Girls Night In events (in person bra fittings). Following that, move into plus size swimwear and workout gear, an in house designed and manufactured lingerie line and a mens’ boxer line, and lastly open our own Plush stores.

More information:

Website: www.myplushcloset.com
E-mail:

The Bra Zone

The Bra Zone

“Elisabeth Dale is making a real difference helping lingerie fanatics around the world. The Bra Zone is a great addition to her library of work.”

Earlier this summer, one of the most important books for lingerie consumers and retailers made its debut — The Breast Life™ Guide to The Bra Zone.

Written by Elisabeth Dale, the Bra Zone arms readers with the knowledge and insight on how to shop for the perfect bra and find the perfect fit.

“The Bra Zone presents a more modern guide to bra shopping, fitting, and sizing,” explains Elisabeth. “It’s not about shaming a customer into buying a bra with the mantra that they’re in the ‘wrong size’. Rather it empowers customers with tools they can use to make the best possible choices when shopping.”

It’s a beautifully written book that’s engaging and informative. Visually, it’s laid out perfectly for readers to skim, browse and find exactly the information they need.

And retailers will agree that customers armed with knowledge tend to become some of their best customers.

Through the book, readers will understand what a bra can and can’t do for them; and become familiar with common lingerie lingo so they can better understand the retailer’s position.

“For instance, I present an overview of all the different sizing methods and quality of construction available. It’s important for consumers to see how different styles (and not just sizes) work best for their bodies and lifestyles.

The Bra Zone

The book encourages bra buyers to accept that they will wear different sizes in a variety of brands and styles (their “bra zone”) and shop seasonally, when they are adding items to their clothing wardrobe. It explains sister sizing, and debunks the myth that a “D” cup is “huge” or even an unusual size.

Consumers learn where to find big and small retailers, how breasts naturally change over time and circumstances, and why it’s important to try a number of different options.

There’s an entire chapter on special fit situations (from puberty through pregnancy, menopause, and breast surgeries), bra hacks and fixes, and a separate section devoted to the joy of wearing Sports Bras. Most importantly, women (and men) are given permission to enjoy bra shopping, instead of looking at it as an unwelcome chore or hassle.

Elisabeth is slated to appear on the Jenny McCarthy Sirius Radio Show at 10AM EST on October 6, 2016.

The Bra Zone

“I’m also happy to talk to any local LA retailers about doing book signings or other events in store, or as the Holiday season approaches,” said Elisabeth.

Get the Bra Zone

Consumers can either the paperback or Kindle eBook on Amazon.

Retailers can contact info@thebreastlife.com for wholesale rates.

Interfiliere New York 2016 Recap

Interfiliere New York 2016 Recap

“We have noticed a high number of quality attendees, and we really enjoy the show format and the fact that there is a lot of open space.” Glen Schneer, La Lame, Inc.

Your foundations foundations get their start at trade shows like Interfiliere New York.

It’s here where, Eurovet, the show’s parent company, organizes an impressive collection of fabric suppliers and their products for attendees to feel and experience in person.

Interfiliere New York 2016 Recap

Last month, 500 visitors met with a select group of 40 international mills at Interfiliere New York’s new location, the Tunnel in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood.

The one-day event (in collaboration with Concepts Paris® and INVISTA, owner of the fiber brand LYCRA®) showcased a diverse sampling of lace, knits and woven fabrics, embroideries, print designs, and sportswear developments by mills hailing from Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Interfiliere New York 2016 Recap

In a live survey that was conducted on the show floor, 97% of the exhibitors were pleased with the show, 71% met with over 10 brands, and all exhibitors created new contacts with attendees, with over half stating that they initiated new business with at least 10-15 individual buyers.

“The show has been awesome! We have noticed an increase in buyers on the show floor, and we have been so busy that some attendees have been lining up outside of our booth.” said a representative from Be Be Cotton Knitting.

More than just a pretty Lace

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Interfiliere New York also hosted valuable interactive seminars, informative displays and other events giving attendees a chance to absorb valuable and strategic information for their businesses.

Among the new features this year is the “Opulent Livingwear” Pop-Up store imagined by New York designer Tina Wilson that is specialized in sleepwear and loungewear for all attendees to visit throughout the day. The inspiration for her Pop-Up store is the worldwide sensation and multiply awarded British TV series Downton Abbey; this was reflected with the richness of the amazing Art Nouveau costumes of the show with the lifestyle requirements of today.

Interfiliere New York 2016 Recap

To celebrate the emblematic bikini’s 70th anniversary was an exposition dedicated to iconic looks throughout the decades, displayed on mannequins for all attendees to view the pieces in detail. The BIKINI exposition, sponsored by Coco Reef – a Swimwear Anywhere brand – and Mondo Mannequins, was curated by Ghislaine Rayer, world-famous swimwear collector and co-writer of the book “Bikini, The Legend” (Michel Lafon Editions).

Interfiliere New York 2016 Recap

Also of note, LYCRA® fiber, which is owned by INVISTA, exhibited its new LYCRA® MOVES ATHLEISURE™ platform and capsule collection at their booth and during a runway presentation.

The Creative Trend Lab, in partnership with Concepts Paris® had a display that was focused on materials and colors inspired by the trends of the upcoming season. There were also live trend presentations by Jos Berry of Concepts Paris®, including a “what not to miss” global trend over with six trends selected for New York’s love for immediate action, as well as a Summer 2018 trend preview with the colors and themes of next
January’s Interfiliere Paris.

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PROTELA’s technical Vice President, Sergio Isaza, presented a seminar about opportunities that Colombia has to offer in terms of global sourcing.

The day concluded with a cocktail reception for exhibitors and attendees. The next global Interfiliere event will take place in Shanghai on October 12-13, 2016 followed by Interfiliere Paris January 21-23, 2017.

Interfiliere New York 2016 Recap

The next CURVEXPO edition will take place in 2017; the shows will commence in Las Vegas for CURVENV Hosted by PROJECT WOMENS February 21-23, 2017 followed by Mode Lingerie & Swim CURVENY NEW YORK February 27-March 1, 2017.

Learn More about Interfiliere New York

Contact: Marie Mangeot
Tel: 212-993-8595 (direct)
Email: marie@curvexpo.com
Website: www.interfiliere.com/newyork

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Interfiliere New York 2016 Recap
Interfiliere New York 2016 Recap


Interfiliere New York 2016 Recap


LYCRA® MOVES ATHLEISURE™ Platform

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“The LYCRA® brand stands for comfort, fit and freedom of movement. That’s what the athleisure category is all about — comfort, fit and freedom of movement. It’s just the perfect alignment for us and with our brand partners.” Pattie Ficorilli.

Athleisure is growing from a trend into a lifestyle for consumers leaving many in the intimate apparel world wondering how they can successfully enter this crowding market.

INVISTA has the answer: the LYCRA® MOVES ATHLEISURE™ platform.

It’s designed as a one-stop shop for athleisure solutions, allowing mills and brands in the intimate apparel segment to easily step into this growing sector and expand their business.

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“The LYCRA® brand is a business connector in the apparel industry, and we offer the most robust insights, solutions, and contacts in the market,” said Pattie Ficorilli, Sr. Marketing Manager Intimates. “We have the skills and knowledge to provide buyers and brands with the solutions they need to capture their share of the expansive athleisure market.”

LYCRA® MOVES ATHLEISURE™ Platform Overview

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The selected fiber technologies, recently showcased at Interfiliere New York, deliver a range of performance benefits including moisture management, comfort, and fit:

• LYCRA® COOLING technology offers moisture management to keep the wearer cool, dry and comfortable all day long, while also providing outstanding shaping benefits.

• LYCRA® BLACK technology provides deep, rich colors and virtually eliminates grin-through in dark stretch fabrics.

• LYCRA® W technology offers deeper, rich coloration, outstanding whiteness, uniformity, and superior recovery power.

• LYCRA® SOFT COMFORT technology delivers increased flexibility for fitting in-between sizes and comfortable compression, ideal for garments requiring flexible fit like sports bra.

• LYCRA® SPORT technology is engineered to deliver exceptional comfort, fit, and support to activewear fabrics. 

• LYCRA® T400® technology combines durable stretch and recovery with moisture management benefits.

The LYCRA® MOVES ATHLEISURE™ platform went on display last month during a live model fashion show of the capsule collection on the Interfiliere New York catwalk and during an informative presentation at the trade event.

What might have slipped past viewers is an important fact that the INVISTA team is ready to help brands stand out and find what works best for them and their customers.

“We want our brands to think about INVISTA as a key partner in their product development collaboration. We want our brands to know that we offer a number of different solutions,” said Pattie. ”We want them to come and share with us what their product needs are, what they are struggling with, and let our team of incredible scientists and research people…put them in touch with the right fabric mills that can really enhance and add value to what they’re doing.”

About INVISTA
With leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, STAINMASTER® and ANTRON®, INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company’s advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, car parts and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in the United States, INVISTA operates in more than 20 countries and has about 10,000 employees. For more information, visit www.INVISTA.com.

LYCRA®, LYCRA® MOVES™, and T400 are trademarks of INVISTA.

LYCRA® MOVES ATHLEISURE™ Platform Gallery

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