If you have a taste for couture lingerie, then you know Etam AND Sophie Hallette. Nothing is wrong if you don’t know them but these labels have been kept under wraps by women who favored luxury in their lingerie. Sophie Hallette is one of France’s largest and most esteemed lace-makers and supplier to many of the world’s great fashion houses and lingerie labels. The 120-year-old dentellière has lent her exquisite patterns to new lingerie collections from Aubade, Princesse Tam Tam, Agent Provocateur, Nina Ricci, Wolford, Andres Sarda and Lise Charmel‘s breathtaking Look Fatal range in the past year alone.
To cap off such an esteemed clientele, Sophie Hallette’s work was also known for this spring’s Royal Wedding – talk about something unforgettable! Sophie Hallette created the lacework for Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen’s wedding gown that delivered an exclusive pattern of roses, shamrocks and lilies that look painstakingly hand-sewn onto the gown’s décolletage, sleeves and train.
Etam then paid tribute to one of the industry’s great artisans by introducing a dozen pieces from the prestige Sophie Hallette collection for Etam that shows off the lacemaker’s patterns in all its diverse glory! This French lingerie label sure knows how to capitalize in a fashion highlight through one of history’s iconic moment!
How touching for Etam to give this spotlight to Sophie Hallette. Who knows, Etam might have done us good when women become huge lovers of lace and all its make.
Check out a few sets from the Sophie Hallette for Etam collection here. Ayayay! A visit again is in order. Hopefully they will reach our shores soon. ETAM Lingerie in Cebu is located at the Ground Floor, Paseo Solana, Ayala Center Cebu.