For nearly two weeks, I've been traveling through the U.K. to meet with full bust brands and designers and I have a lot to say and share here. However, I'm going to begin with one of my favorite experiences from the trip: spontaneously meeting Jessica Prebble, the creative director and designer behind Tutti Rouge and catching sight of her Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Next year, the company has several exciting things planned: a major size extension, an updated fit for a classic staple, a sixth new shape, and a printed fabric which is very close to Ms. Prebble's heart. Curious yet...?
Up until this point, Tutti Rouge has offered five shapes:
-half padded plunge
-half padded balconette
-three part cut and sew bra entitled the "non padded bra"
For Spring/Summer 2014, that all changes with the arrival of the Fifi, a non padded balconette and sixth shape option. The line will include the bra and a mini brief option, in two fresh colorways, apple green and créme. I couldn't be more excited! Sheer + polka dots + flirty colors + a ruffle underbust and most importantly, a vertical seam balconette shape!? I'm in lingerie heaven and this is the type of bra I've been requesting for a while. Yayyy!!!
|Soft interior side sling on the Fifi|
|Nichole in Powder Blue, Sugar Pink, & Créme/Noir|
|The Rosa in Créme Floral|
Spring/Summer 2014 Liliana will be exciting on multiple fronts - the first two continuity colors will be made available (noir/sugar, créme/
|From left: Liliana in Powder Blue/Créme & Créme/|
Like the twee print of the Rosa, the Beatrice isn't usually my lingerie cup of tea so I was surprised by how much I liked it. It's a perfect contrast to the Nichole too -- where that bra is bright, with graphic black details and soft fabric, the Beatrice is padded, pastel, and the trim is a subtler contrast.
|Loved the tiny black and white cameo at the Beatrice's bridge -- Tutti Rouge styles always have such great details!|
|From left to right: Beatrice in Apple Green & Créme, Fifi in Apple Green & Créme, and Rosa in Créme Floral|
Tutti Rouge is a very, very new brand and every new endeavor will have it's ups and downs, but I think the company has done an exceptional job listening to customer feedback, responding as swiftly as possible, and committing themselves to an intimate and open connection with their fans. The Liliana's fit was problematic for some and an updated version will be out within the year, more sizes have been added according to demand, and after my critical analysis of their promotional videos and photography, their "French Bliss" imagery is...well, it's perfect. I think it's this factor -- they are willing to be part of the community rather than occasionally witnessing the conversation from afar -- that will guarantee their success in the years ahead.
Are you excited by the size announcements for Liliana & Fifi??
I think this collection is terrific! What are your thoughts??
Have you tried the Liliana or any of their other Spring/Summer 2013 styles?