In case you haven’t noticed, we have a new collection out. A Nouveau Collection, to be exact. We’ve been spending the last year working on it, getting it ready in time to show for Montreal Fetish Weekend.
Our process took an entire year because of the dedication to our final products; we needed to make sure everything was absolutely perfect! First we sketched out a bunch of different lingerie pieces as ideas, and then we narrowed it down to the ones we liked best. We like to do illustrations of the final pieces to make sure we know exactly what feel each piece had. We gave each piece a personality, and we tried to pick models that we thought would best embody those pieces.
We took each model’s measurements and started by making one outfit at a time, but as the deadlines came closer we tried to craft a few at a time to speed up the workflow process. For a piece like the basic bra and bondage bottoms, we only had to do one mockup. We took Lady Shayne’s measurements, and then we drafted her blocks. We made a pattern for the pieces and used those for a mock up. Shayne came in for a fitting and we determined if anything had to be taken in or let out. Her pieces only needed one mock up and fitting, so we scanned her pattern pieces into Rae’s computer. Rae used the art deco lace she designed for the collection and arranged the lace to fit the bondage bottoms perfectly. She scaled up the lace, and made sure to include some trim. She cut out a square of latex and sent the latex and the design off to her laser cutter guy (Alex). Alex cut the latex, returned it, and Rae and Yael appliquéd the latex to the appropriate pieces. Then they put the final garments together. Lady Shayne came in for a final fitting, to ensure perfect fit, and everything sat quite trimly.
For a piece like the Heartbreaker, the process was the same, except it took a few more tries. Erica Furness came in for 3 mock up fittings, and then an additional 3 more after her final piece was done. The art deco lace was altered and redone a few times to get the exact right shape for around the hip in order to make it flutter.
Some pieces were added to the collection as the process continued – originally a robe was sketched out but there wasn’t enough time to make it the way it was designed. With only a few months left until Montreal Fetish Weekend, Rae and Yael decided to modify the robe so they could get make it after all. Luckily a bathrobe requires no mockups or fittings.
After all final fittings came the photoshoot. To introduce you to the new collection, the next week and a half will be devoted to introducing you to the ladies in our Nouveau Collection. We hope you enjoy yourself.