Going into my meeting with Empreinte, I realized I had no idea what the brand was about. I knew it was a luxury full bust company that originates in France. I've also learned that they're known for their use of modern technology and traditional lingerie techniques. To be completely honest, I was a little nervous too. I felt like I'd been suddenly upgraded to the big kids' table! Really, I'm intimidated by anything French, luxurious and expensive whether it's a purse, cake, or bra. However after the meeting, I had a crisp understanding of the brand's vision and connected to their point of view. Empreinte believe that their lingerie should always enhance a woman's natural beauty and their products will consistently be elegant, sophisticated, and assembled from the best materials. It doesn't get better than that, right? Let's take a look at their fashion offerings for Autumn/Winter 2013:
|Empreinte Ludmila in Rouge Impérial|
|Rose in Noir|
The Rose -- in Noir above and Orchidée below -- will be the second fashion offering from Empreinte. The visible criss cross seaming, Betty Draper roses, and the high waist panty all wonderfully nod to the 50's. I'm delighted by the giant rosette too, since it's a punch of humor or whimsy in an otherwise seriously sultry design. In terms of the Orchidée colorway below, my camera didn't capture the hues well. It's a classy and unusual combination in person.
|Rose in Orchidée|
When explaining their release structure to me, the Empreinte representative told me that each season, they offer at least two glamorous lines and one basic group. She explained that they intend for their lingerie to be accessible for every woman and they don't believe that their sophisticated perspective should stop with the "fancy" bras (my word, not her's!). The Capucine is that option this season and arrives with the VERY flattering Paprika shade.
|Capucine Balcony* - Paprika|
|Capucine Full Cup* - Ivoire|
|Ophélia - Ardoise|
I'm dying to know, has anyone tried Empreinte?? What was your experience?
And, of course, it's important to note that this is a European grading system so the cups extend D, E, F, G, and H. Therefore, there are three double cup measurements missing (the DD, the FF, and the GG) which we're used to with the British brands.