Salon International de la Lingerie & Interfilière | January 2023
21 – 23 January 2023 | Paris, Porte de Versailles
The UK Fashion and Textile Association is delighted to be back in Paris for the Salon International de la Lingerie and Interfilière, with 14 UK businesses: Coco de Mer, Fleur of England, Heist Studios, Elomi, Lemonade, Nudea, Pongees, Posie Lingerie, Simplex Knitting, Studio Pia, The Under Argument, Underdays, Wacoal Europe and Wuka. As part of its Global Brands campaign, UKFT is coordinating the promotion of the UK group exhibiting this January in Paris (at Pre-Collections, Men’s and Commercial Fashion Week) with the support of the Department for International Trade (DIT).
This is the first time that the Salon International de la Lingerie (SIL) is taking place after a two-year hiatus now alongside Who’s Next. It will be held as usual at Porte de Versailles in Paris, alongside the show Interfilière, the lingerie, fabrics and trimmings show.
The Salon International de la Lingerie features everything from designer and everyday lingerie to luxury loungewear, sports underwear and shapewear. It is the key lingerie event for brands, buyers, retailers and importers from all around the world.
UKFT has been a regular feature of Salon de la Lingerie and Who’s Next, a major fashion trade show for womenswear in Europe. Including the 15 UK businesses exhibiting at Who’s Next, a total of 29 companies will be at the trade fairs held at Porte de Versailles this season.
The UK has a long and vibrant history of lingerie design and development, while remaining at the forefront of sustainable and ethical practices. World leading lingerie and foundation garment courses have supported this industry, including the Contour Fashion Course at De Montfort University in Leicester and other institutions linked to the Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire manufacturing sectors.
Paul Alger MBE, director of international business at UKFT said:
“UKFT is delighted to see this first group returning to the Salon International de la Lingerie and Interfilière Paris after what feels like an especially long absence. UK lingerie designers and manufacturers have developed new business models and styles during the pandemic, but this there is still keen interest in working with wholesale customers and agents from around the world and these shows are the best place to meet them”.
“Bringing Salon and Interfiliere together with Who’s Next makes a lot of sense for the lingerie industry and offers great potential for lingerie companies to show their expertise to other parts of the mainstream fashion industry. Realistically, it may take a few seasons to bed down as this juxtaposition of fashion and lingerie is new but I am confident that the experienced lingerie team will make this work.”
Find below the list of UK exhibitors and their stand number:
Salon International de la Lingerie
Coco de Mer www.coco-de-mer.com (G40 – Hall 4)
A firm British favourite at Salon, Coco-de-Mer is passionate about celebrating and championing female pleasure in all its forms. Since 2001, Coco de Mer has been creating and curating a unique collection of luxury lingerie and erotica, including everything from luxury lingerie, designer sex toys, bondage apparel and erotic gifts.
Elomi www.elomilingerie.com (E05 – Hall 4)
Elomi which launched in 2008 and is returning to Salon in 2023 is a pioneer for the fuller figure community in both lingerie and swim. The collection features a wide range of foundation garments and swimwear with trend-driven looks. Fit is all important and sizing goes right up to a K cup. The same attention to fit in lingerie is also present in Elomi’s swim range with curvy swimwear in cup-sized styles including plus-size bikinis, tankinis, and swimsuits for fuller figured women.
Fleur of England www.fleurofengland.com (EXPOSED – Hall 4)
Returning Salon designer Fleur Turner created Fleur of England as she is passionate about creating lingerie that not only looks beautiful, but also fits beautifully too. Fleur personally designs the collections and sources all the fabrics. Fleur prides herself on the quality of her fit and she is present at every fit meeting.
Heist Studios www.heist-studios.com (EXPOSED – Hall 4)
Since 2015, Heist has been on a mission to support customers with foundation garments which inspire confidence and promote kindness (to each other and the environment). The company has designed a range of foundationwear which is comfortable, supportive and looks great, from tights that defy gravity to high-performance shapewear to sculpt without restricting.
Lemonade www.lemonadedolls.com (F59 – Hall 4)
Lemonade is an inclusive range of sustainably and ethically sourced bras and panties for all shapes and sizes. Their ranges are all unwired and sizes go from a UK 6 to UK 24. There is even a special range for transgender and non-binary customers. Whilst the range is affordable, the company is committed to working with ethical factories around the world.
Nudea www.nudea.com (E65 – Hall 4)
Nudea was created in 2019 by Priya Downes with a simple aim: to offer creative and supportive lingerie which is also kinder to the planet. Manufacturing is done in Portugal and the factory has committed to reduce waste and energy at the same time as creating a safe and respectful environment for its employees. The factory is part of a fully vertical group of garment units, knitting mills and dye houses group which are GOTS, Sedex and Fairtrade compliant and are ISO 9001 certified.
Studio Pia www.studiopia.co.uk (EXPOSED – Hall 4)
Studio Pia was launched in 2017 after spotting a gap in the market for lingerie that was both ethical and truly luxurious. Pia was determined to create the first lingerie brand using exclusively cruelty-free, organic, peace silk with the intention of rivalling the best luxury labels in terms of design and creativity, whilst ensuring that all materials, manufacturing, packaging, marketing, delivery, and legacy stay true to Pia’s ethical values. Sustainability is considered at every stage of business, and the company is always looking for ways to minimise the environmental impact of its products and support the ethical treatment of workers in the supply chain.
The Under Argument https://theunderargument.com/ (EXPOSED – Hall 4)
The Under Argument was launched in 2015 as a platform to share authentic stories from women opening-up on their life experience and as an empowering lingerie brand. Each item has been named after an empowering quote to remind the wear of their own individuality. Committed to making its collections more sustainable, the brand works with a European manufacturer and uses premium grade fabrics from Europe, organic cotton and Oeko-Tex certified materials.
Underdays www.theunderdays.com (EXPOSED – Hall 4)
The Underdays is a new market entry with a vision to combine functional underwear which doesn’t compromise on style whist remaining committed to reducing the company’s (and its consumers’) impact on the environment. Friends Amelie Salas and Oria Mackenzie launched the company with great attention to style, fit and functionality. From longer gussets to solutions-driven fabrics with innovative design the company aims to make customers feel empowered in their everyday life. Fabrics are all OEKO-TEX Certified.
Wacoal Europe www.wacoallingerie.com (E05 – Hall 4)
Part of the Wacoal Europe lingerie group, Wacoal creates meticulously crafted lingerie and shapewear in a wealth of contemporary designs. The brand launched in 1949 in Japan and has since grown across international markets to provide lingerie to women in sizes 30 – 44 AA – FF with a substantial UK and international footprint. Wacoal Europe are specialists in designing and manufacturing quality lingerie and bra-sized swimwear. They are market leaders in the A – K cup, 28 – 48 back size intimate apparel market, offering a whole family of brands, each with their own personality and position in the market. Wacoal understands that one size does not fit all and that every woman is different in terms of her size, shape, taste and even how she feels. Therefore, Wacoal offer high-quality, fashion-conscious lingerie and bra-sized swimwear, which is now stocked in over 5000 retailers, including national and independent stores as well as online across the globe, in more than 30 countries.
WUKA www.wuka.co.uk (F67 – Hall 4)
Founded in 2017, WUKA is a female-led start up, making the UK’s first ever reusable and leak-proof period wear. WUKA stands for “Wake Up Kick Ass” because the company believes that nothing should hold you back on your period. WUKA is a body positive and sustainable brand which is committed to eco-friendly products & business practices, reducing waste from packaging and products, super comfortable and leak-free products
Pongees www.pongees.co.uk (E114 – Hall 4)
Pongees is a UK-based regular exhibitor at Interfilière with a full range of quality silks, including tulles, chiffons, crepes, doupions and organzas. Pongees offer an extensive range of plain dyed, embroidered and jacquard silks to meet the exacting demands of couturiers, fashion, bridal and lingerie designers and manufacturers, luxury retail brands, costumiers, event organisers and interiors specialists. Fabrics are available from stock, with a 1 metre minimum order.
Simplex Knitting www.simplexknitting.co.uk (E118 – Hall 4)
Another regular at Interfiliere, Simplex is a proud UK manufacturer of knitted fabrics offering a wide range of fabrics from traditional “Simplex” to elastic tricots, powernets, tulles, satins and meshes. The company provided high quality fabrics to HM The Queen. All fabric is knitted and custom dyed to order in the UK and the company offers a sublimation printing service.
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