Given the overrepresentation of lingerie featured on this blog from Europe and North America, I thought I would try to diversify my lingerie searches and focus on one continent at a time (excluding Antarctica, of course!). Last week, I highlighted some African lingerie brands, and this week my focus is on lingerie from across South America. Enjoy!
Marjorey Lingerie is a brand that I have long loved from Etsy. They’re a Uraguyan brand that makes their lingerie by hand and has some gorgeous designs. The black bodysuit about is one of my favorites because of its stylishness and simplicity.
Mayori Coello is a corset designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I love the coral stripes! The pink leopard trim is not my favorite, but overall, it’s so cute.
I don’t know much about the Colombian company Ellipse Lingerie, but they do seem seem to have some lovely designs. The purple lace bra and the knit robe are one of my favorites and look very soft and luxe.
The fun pattern on this Agua Bendita set makes me want one! I love the vintage umbrella illustrations. This lingerie doesn’t seem to be available to buy online, but if you happen to be in Colombia, make sure to pick some up!
Jane Pain is an Argentinian label, designed in London by Argentinean designer Patricia Salinas. I really like her unusual designs and interesting trimmings– aren’t those frilly cups fun?
One thing I found when researching South American lingerie brands is that although there are a ton of them, there aren’t many doing anything other than molded bras with lace overlay. To me, without any more information about superior fit, those don’t catch my attention at all.
Another challenge was the truly dreadful technology of whoever built their websites. Everything is in flash, they have music and videos that start automatically, billions of slideshows, weird tabs and strange ways of searching. It was like they were trying to give me a headache! Let this be a lesson to all of you: if some web developer wants to sell in plenty of extras, please, please don’t do it. And flash is over, you guys. Plain, clickable images, text, comprehensible links and a sensible site structure is all you need.
Please let me know if you are aware of other South American brands that I should know about– I love learning about more designers.
What do you think of these designs? Do you think that the South American designers have a unique point of view?