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Onshoring – Harlette

Posted in Beachwear, BIKINI, Caribbean, Couture, Couture Lingerie, Cruisewear, Diamonds, Elite Traveller, Fashion, Fashion Design, Fashion Manufacturing, Fashion Week, France, Harlette, Lingerie, Lingerie Models, London, Luxury Lingerie, Luxury Swim, Luxury Underwear, Patent, Pearls, Platinum Lingerie, Silk, SWIMMING, Swimwear, Sydney, Underwear, United Kingdom with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2016 by harlette

The media is awash with the news of offshore investments Panama Gate, resignations of Iceland’s Prime Minister, but something that caught my attention was an article in the guardian on sweat shops in Myanmar.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/bill-nighy/global-pverty-hope-for-myanmar_b_9612852.html

All this talk of Offshoring got me thinking about Onshoring.  Since 2009 Harlette have been practitioners of Onshoring, beginning with designing & manufacturing in Australia.

This is an example of Australian Design and Manufacturing recently on Catwalk in Caribbean on the island of Curacao as part of International Swim Fashion Week.

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Kia Archer, from Elite Miami models Riviera Rouge 100% Silk & French Lace

Harlette expanded the Onshoring activities for Luxury Lingerie Manufacturing to UK in 2015 this is 100% made in London with a collection of 8 to 12 styles available in 10 days.

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Sharon Fonseca from Ford, model’s Harlette couture Cleopatra ShowPiece

on Catwalk in Caribbean, ISFWCuracao.

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Holly Baratta from Elite Miami models

100% made in London showpiece

Featuring 100% UK Linton Tweed made into luxury lingerie

Harlette in 2016 have expanded Onshoring Manufacturing to France last month. To produce this luxury bikini, first run 10 days from fabric selection manufacture to final finish.

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Cassandra Ross wears 100% made in France Jet Set Bikini

on ISFWCuracao Catwalk in Caribbean

Harlette approach to limited edition Luxury is unique in the world just as you are unique.

If your discovering Harlette for the first time, our consistent approach to sourcing luxury fabrics and French lace quality sees our collections selected by stylists, TV shows and magazines.

Harlette onshore all luxury design, manufacturing in three countries Australia, Britain & France globally. Including the only luxury company in world to have a patent for platinum & diamonds suspenders and worlds first south sea pearl luxury lingerie set.

The Economic Times listed Harlette company as the 5th most unique company to provide services globally

Harlette provides you with 100% certainty where your luxury garments are made and manufactured and Harlette delivers to you anywhere in the world.

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Hannah Flattery models couture Baby Doll

100% made in London on ISFWCuracao Catwalk in Caribbean

 

 

#NormCom Revolution Paris Nana’s in Knickers

Posted in Fashion Week, France, Lingerie, Lingerie Models, Paris, Underwear, Womens Empowerment with tags , , , on January 26, 2016 by harlette

Imagine the catwalk bursting into life and colour as the first lingerie silhouettes take flight and sounds fill the air like hungry ghosts reminding you, I don’t think about you anymore but I don’t think about you any less

There is acrobatic ribbon dancing and a sweet serenade between lovers embracing and climbing on each other as the show intensifies.

Then, arrives without warning, a moment when you scratch your head, and ask really is this what people want?

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Well in Paris on the 25th of January 2016, that is what the crowd clapped and cheered for. In the Garden of Eden, enchantment surrounded, elegance and the best succulent designs from around the globe were not cheered, were not celebrated they were treated as the expected, the mundane, the average and the same.

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In a moment of frenzy, what you see in every house around the world in basic traditional colours. Erupted a reaction that one can only describe as Incredible.

Claps and Cheers for “Nana’s in Knickers” as they skipped and sauntered their way through Lingerie Paris catwalk on a Sunday afternoon.

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There is a movement of people #JOMO (joy of missing out) and celebrating disconnecting from it all, going to bed at 10pm and getting up a 4am doing life like our grandparents did.

Now with what was on the catwalk in Paris are we going to be looking to our grandparents to be style icons?

Will the ROMCom all white t shirt, blue jeans, white tennis shoes stars from friends be replaced with NormCom, and Nana’s and styles to be defined by normal hair shades, normal colour palettes.

Is this what society craves right now, Normal?

Or is it something more delicious than this?

That Femininity of all ages is timeless, that no age group is going to be left out. That the catwalk is no longer something exclusive for a younger female form.

Big Questions

Is there a revolution starting in Paris that will permeate the annuals of Fashion?

At the Paris Opera, there was a live band, playing The Specials Message to Rudy

Stop your messing around (ah-ah-ah)
Better think of your future (ah-ah-ah)
Time you straighten right out (ah-ah-ah)
Creating problems in town (ah-ah-ah)

The song permeated what was going on the catwalks, at the core of life, right now its about basics, settling down, accepting what is. The future is very much unknown, but we are going to need the strength and wisdom of all our family, friends, and all age groups to get where we all need to go to in 2016.

Its all about celebration of #NormCore from Paris, with the Designer of the Year being Hanro.

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Is this the year 2016 of Reality Lingerie?

 

Italian Big Brother Celebrity Monica Sirianni wears Harlette Salon Internatio​nal de la Lingerie 2014

Posted in CELEBRITY, Couture Lingerie, Fashion, Fashion Design, Fashion Week, France, Harlette, Lace, Lingerie, Lingerie Models, Luxury Lingerie, Luxury Underwear, Paris, Reality TV Show, Silk, Underwear with tags , , , on January 27, 2014 by harlette

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Monica Sirianni wears Enchantress Electra Black Label Harlette

Monica Sirianni featured in the Grande Fratello 12 premiered on October 24, 2011 and concluded on April 1, 2012. It was the twelfth Italian edition of the reality franchise Big Brother. Monica wears Harlette’s Enchantress Electra #luxury wrap  and tie me up tie me down lingerie set and photo by KentJohnson
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Harlette’s new indulgence collection unveiled at Salon Internatio​nal de la Lingerie 2014 feature opulent hues that have delighted all that have seen the French two tone laces layered with silk. Soft Cups and vintage inspired frills are the theme with the collection.

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You can follow all the action by the hash tags #SIL2014 and #britsaroundtheworld

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Indulge Kimono by Harlette

Harlette Debut in Tatler UK’s Winter Wish List

Posted in Couture Lingerie, Fashion, Fashion Design, Lingerie, Lingerie Models, London, Luxury Lingerie, Luxury Underwear, Magazines, TV, Underwear, United Kingdom with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2013 by harlette

Harlette have made their debut in Tatler UK  Winter Wishlist http://www.tatler.com/

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Black Label Double Trouble Silk & Signature Harlette Lace Cami Top as seen in Secret Diary on Billie Piper

You can shop Billie Piper’s look from the wish list directly from our e-boutique

http://www.harlette.com/luxury-lingerie/luxury-loungewear/double-trouble-luxurious-lounge-set/

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This set was personally picked by Billie Piper and her award winning costume director Edward K Gibbon to feature in the fourth and final series of Secret Diary. This set made its debut in Season Four Episode Two

Harlette debut in ELLE UK Little Luxuries & LIVE STREAM MBFW NY SPRING 2014 COLLECTIONS

Posted in Couture Lingerie, Fashion, Fashion Design, Fashion Illustration, Fashion Manufacturing, Fashion Week, Lingerie, Lingerie Models, London, New York, Underwear, United Kingdom, United States of America with tags , , , , , , , on September 4, 2013 by harlette

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Harlette made its debut in ELLE UK Little Luxuries – September edition featuring the fabulous Billie Piper from Secret Diary season four in our double trouble luxurious lounge set.

You can shop Billie Pipers look here

Thanks to rightster you can enjoy all the live stream from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 Collections in New York, taking place September 5-12, 2013 here on Harlette.

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Guest Blogger : Gudrun Willcocks talks VICTORIA’S ‘SECRET’

Posted in Diamond Bras, Fashion, Lingerie, Lingerie Models, Underwear, Victoria Secrets with tags , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2013 by harlette

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This weeks fabulous guest blogger is the lovely Gudrun Willcocks, she is a fashion journalist based in Sydney.  Gudrun has contributed to Style.com, Chinese Vogue, Australian Vogue and the academic publication, Vestoj amongst others. Gudrun is particularly interested in the psychology of fashion, the progression of ethics within the luxury sector of design and hemlines.

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VICTORIA’S ‘SECRET’

Victoria’s Secret is the most successful lingerie company in the world but is their ideology an inspiration or a recipe for insanity? Gudrun Willcocks finds out.

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So here’s the truth: I am obsessed with the brand Victoria’s Secret. Not the underwear itself (Too bling for my liking), but the company, the business, the vision and of course, the models.

For me, catching up on Alessandra Ambrosio’s most recent mothering feats is a pastime I take great pleasure in.  Articulating aspects of Doutzen Kroes’ method for keeping in shape is a daily ritual. And Miranda Kerr? Well, what can’t she do?

So, when I was asked to write this story on lingerie and empowerment the first thing that came to mind was their Diamond studded bra. Waltzing down the 2011 catwalk on Kerr’s post-pregnant bust, it was to me, a glowing metaphor for women’s modern-day emancipation.

However, is it? Is a model body, an angelic face and a diamond-studded anything really the full articulation of a woman’s spirit? Or is it just, as research suggests, another form of oppression? The model’s struts and cheeky grins ‘signal’ that they have a well-formed embracement of their assets, but how close to the truth is this? And furthermore, is it the lingerie or the ideal: the husbands, the glamour and the hundreds of hours of gym training and no-carb diets that have women hooked? Victoria’s Secret is after all, the most successful brand in the world.

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Naturally, I revert to my friends on the issue and all aspects considered; it seems the company have a winning formula. Between a group of fifteen, thirty to fifty-something mothers and entrepreneurs, almost all felt better in stylish or sexy lingerie, many reporting it made them feel better, not just their significant other. Several described the show as “inspiring’ or ‘alluring’  – though some admitted it was ‘fantasy’ orientated – and most would buy the brand it if it was readily in Australia. Only three heavily criticized it.

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Criticism, none-the-less, is what the statistics support. “It’s a certain form of sexual power that does not express real power. I don’t think it’s empowering ” said one veteran businesswoman: a point of view supported by the University of Mary Washington’s 2011 study into the links between women’s sexuality and their self esteem.

In the UMW’s study, a team of psychologists set out to discern whether women felt more ennobled or afflicted by their identification with a sexualized image.  The results revealed that women who enjoy sexualisation – this includes sexy get-up and suggestive clothing – are more likely to agree with a sexist view of women and more inclined to agree with traditional female values such as ‘there are many jobs in which men should be given preference over women’ and ‘women should be protected by men’. In addition, women who reported they ‘enjoy the positive attention of men for their appearance’  are also more likely to view their bodies as ‘objects’ and thus, worry when their appearance does not measure up to a standard of female beauty.

So what is the answer? Does this mean that we have to burn out lacey bras and knickers again? Just when it seems we have made enough progress that these extremes are no longer necessary? If I were a hardcore femininst, perhaps I would make a stand. As a fifty something woman commented to me on the street “we fought hard for our place in the boardroom and now my daughter is obsessed with a company – Victoria’s Secret – that is all about masculine ideals of beauty, again. It scares me”.

However, I’m not. Despite my ambition for women to grow in leaps and bounds, I don’t feel we need forgo aesthetics under all circumstances just to make a counter-argument. At the end of the day, I think fashion is for function, formality, and to help you feel fabulous.  If a lacey pair of knickers ticks all of the above, then I’m in but I would also say the same for something more minimalist. Life can be for enjoyment and ideologies, I say.

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Merry XMAS Wrapping up 2012 Lara Stone wears Harlette in the Daily Mail & Mirror for i-D Magazine

Posted in Couture, Couture Lingerie, Harlette, Lingerie, Lingerie Models, London, Luxury Lingerie, Luxury Underwear with tags , , , , , , , on December 25, 2012 by harlette

The amazing shot  by Daniele & Lango  of Lara Stone from i-D Magazine Wise Up Edition wearing Harlette appeared in the Daily Mail and the Mirror late this year. The Buzz around Lara in this picture was around her pregnancy captions read like this

Lara shows no sign of a baby bump in the Agent Provocateur pants and Harlette shirt.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2236475/Lara-Stone-naked-photos-iD-Magazine-No-sign-baby-bump.html

http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/lara-stone-claims-shes-shy-1451701

i-D Magazine nº322: ‘The Wise Up Issue’

Model: Lara Stone

Photography: Daniele Duella and Iango Henzi

Fashion Editor: Charlotte Stockdale

A big thank you to Charlotte Stockdale & Melissa

Where ever you are in the world

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To get Lara’s Look

Lara Stone wears Couture Harlette Black Label :Northern Lights

 You can order from flagship online store using this link below

http://www.harlette.com/luxury-lingerie/secret-diary/northern-lights-couture-housecoat/

It has a matching couture lingerie set & catsuit as well

http://www.harlette.com/luxury-lingerie/secret-diary/northern-lights-tie-me-up-bralette/

http://www.harlette.com/luxury-lingerie/secret-diary/northern-lights-tie-me-down-knickers/

http://www.harlette.com/luxury-lingerie/secret-diary/northern-lights-couture-crystal-catsuit/

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