Contemporary lacey intimates exceed their reputation as precursory props for romantic romps. Lingerie is now, for the wearer, whatever they want it to be, whether it's a delicate indulgence that they wear under their clothes, or the key component to an ensemble — anything goes. Whatever the reason, a good set of skivvies can be a seriously satisfying investment.
New York-based designer Andrèe Ciccarelli champions this idea with her signature lingerie. The delicate designs combined with modern materials create intimate art that is as cool and contemporary as NYC itself. “The brand started as a wonderful passion project that allowed me to put my creativity somewhere meaningful,” explained Ciccarell. “It helped me keep inspired and physically using my skills, which can go away so quickly when you don't use them!” The pieces are also made-to-order, emulating traditional couture craftsmanship,
She supports New York-based businesses by sourcing most of her materials in the city. “The higher end fabrics come from mills all over France. The custom embroidered fabrics are made in Long Island City. I like to keep it as local as I can!” she explains.
Her opulent approach to designing certainly gels with her sustainable sourcing and her attention to detail produces beautiful bespoke pieces. More about the line can be found on her website — and be on the lookout for more pieces in the future!