a blog about the making of lingerie

Month: August, 2014


sculptures ophelialingerie

My last post reminded me of these dress forms I made a few years ago.

At the time, I made a collection inspired by the asymmetrical lines of the Bauhaus movement. To present my designs
I wanted something more than a simple hanger.
So I combined two kinds of wood and created these body sculptures as if I was designing lingerie.

In the end it was not the best way to show my designs, but the sculptures still exude my aesthetic.


Inspiration III


This summarizes everything I love about design.

Pure materials
simple, yet elegant lines
a perfect answer to its purpose.

Inspiration disguised as simplicity

Inspiration II

ophelialingerie gorden matta clark

Lately I have been feeling inspired by the cuttings of Gordon Matta-Clark. He was a rebel, an artist, an architect. By cutting pieces out of abandoned buildings he created patterns and connections.

Later, he showed the pieces as memories of the building. Let’s see this as a metaphor: if your body is a building and lingerie frames that body, these pieces of fabric can be seen as memories of that body.

When you see your lace bra lying next to the bed in the morning, does it not hold all the memories of last night? Does it not still feel like more than any other piece of clothing?

Maybe that is why we feel so close to our lingerie. When we wear it, it becomes a second skin, a part of our bodies. So what happens when we take it off? Does it take a piece with it or does it leave a new layer?