Central Martins graduate Marie Yat has returned with her second lingerie collection, one that furthers explores the concept of creating silhouettes that are comfy and yet still sexy, challenging the idea that women’s body’s need to be artificially pushed upward and inward in order to be attractive.
For season II, the black, mauve and cream-colored silk and cotton seamless garments are detailed with gold stitching, a feature the Hong Kong-born Yat said was inspired by the Japanese ceramic technique of Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum.
The concept of ease is heightened by using two models who are attractive in their own right, but very different from the hard body and thin models featured in most lingerie or swimsuit spreads. According to press, the models, Chen and Sue Park, are both Korean, another point of difference from typical U.S. lingerie shoots that feature mostly white models with some black models mixed in.
Driving home the concept of ease, the models appear to be relaxing in their own home, in some shots seated at a table eating bowls of noodles and in others, embracing each other, subtly advancing the idea of what lingerie might look like when you strip away the fantasy and replace it with the intimacy of familiarity. Or as Yat states on her website, lingerie for a woman who is both her mind and body.
The items featured here are not yet in stores, but the first collection is and can be found at MarieYat.com/shop.
Images via Dazed.