It’s Halloween time at Fleur of England… We want you to have the perfect lingerie treat you deserve! Choose from a range of sexy sheer black lingerie perfect as the nights are drawing in. Here are Fleur’s top Halloween picks….
Black is always the new black, and new this season is the breathtaking Belle de Nuit collection. The collection is centered around a unique guipure embroidery designed by Fleur and made exclusively for Fleur of England. Fleur’s top pick is the Belle de Nuit boudoir bra and brief with stunning derriere detail and delicate silk covered buttons meant for undoing.
Choose mischievous mesh this Halloween for a sexy sheer lingerie look. Black French lace polka dots are fun and flirty in our playful Dotty collection. Fleur’s Halloween favourite is the Dotty boudoir bra and bow tie brief - the sexy sheer triangle bra with enticing front ribbon tie is so sexy when combined with the tie side panties. The Halloween treat is surely the sheer derriere!
Be sure to bewitch in black and sheer lingerie. Accentuate your sleek and sensuous silhouette with the Pandora collection. French leavers eyelash lace with invisible Italian tulle is framed with luxurious black silk. The stunning Pandora babydoll will be a Halloween boudoir showstopper! Or Fleur’s particular favourite is the Balcony bra, suspender and thong set (below).
Happy Halloween from Fleur of England! We hope you treat yourself!
We are proud and honoured to be finalists for no less than three UK Lingerie Awards. The third annual UK Lingerie Awards, is to be held at London the 4th December, and celebrates the best in UK lingerie, swimwear, boudoir, nightwear and hosiery. Our luxury lingerie designs and new luxurious website have helped us to secure nominations in three categories. What is more we are the only brand to have reached the final stages for this many awards.
The UK lingerie award were launched in 2011 by the ITP Publishing Group, via its UK subsidiary Promedia Ltd and renound Lingerie Insight industry magazine. The aim was and still is to celebrate the intimate apparel industry in the UK. The evening is also a great opportunity for brands to network.
The UK lingerie awards has a prestigious panel of judges - inimitable, impressive (and quite a mouthful!)
Designer Marios Schwab, Figleaves commercial director Melanie Cottrell, Intimate Apparel Consultancy founder Claire Franks, Eurovet director of lingerie and swimwear Taya de Reynies, De Montfort University programme leader Gillian Proctor, Paul Alger of UK Fashion & Textile Association , Fenwick buyer Laura Snelling, INVISTA marketing account manager Michele Duncan, Debenhams head of Lingerie Buying Sharon Webb,OK! Magazine style editor Rosie Underwood, Lingerie Insight editor Sarah Blackman and boutique owner Julie Drummond.
Above: the stunning Jasmine boudoir bra and brief – a unique and beautiful design that caught the judges eye at the nomination stages. The judges handpicked finalists from the the list of nominees, which included the best names in lingerie, swimwear, boudoir, nightwear and hosiery sectors. We are delighted to be finalists in these three categories.
Our strong vision and brand has been recognised as we are a finalist for Lingerie Brand of the year. The other finalists:Gossard, Fred & Ginger, Chantelle
Our new luxurious website, launched in February, has proved itself an we are a finalist for Digital Retailer of the year. The other finalists: Net A Porter, ASOS, Figleaves
Our unique and bespoke designs has been recognised as we are finalists in Independent Directional Brand of the year. The other finalists:Made by Niki, Belle et BonBon, Something Wicked, Dirty Pretty Things
The whole team are delighted to be through to the final stages of these exciting awards. Fleur says “We are over the moon to be through to the finals in these three areas. It would mean the world to us to win these awards as an achievement for our dedication to the UK lingerie industry. I am so very proud of our team here at Fleur of England. These three awards have highlighted the areas we are most passionate about – exquisite unique designs and treating our customer to the most luxurious buying experience possible online.”
Suzanne says “Contrary to views of the fashion industry, the UK lingerie industry is very friendly. Most of the brands know each other and it will be a great evening of celebrating each others’ successes. We can’t wait! The icing on the cake of course would be to win.”
We invite you to celebrate with us. We would love to hear from you about why you think we should win! Email your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will obviously be posting pictures when we go to the awards in December – keep tuned!
There is a story to tell behind our latest luxury silk lingerie and sleepwear collection, Geisha… I have always been passionate about flowers and their beauty ever since I can remember. I grew up with an amazing garden,which I learnt to tend with my family from an early age. Flowers and their delicate strength have long been an inspiration for me as a designer. I have a small hidden garden in Redland, you wouldn’t know it even existed – it is my quiet space. My garden is a bit wild but it is natural and I love it! It was my perfect inspiration for our latest collection Geisha. The collection literally has Fleur’s fleurs (or flowers to us Brits!).
For some time now I have wanted to create a beautiful luxury winter garden floral print. I am blessed with a talented assistant designer Sophie, she has bought her passion of silk prints to Fleur of England and interprets my concepts, sketches and photographs into masterpieces. Please see below my initial mood board inspiration for this luxury silk collection. The colour was key – it had to reflect a beautiful midnight garden on a dark night with moonlight flowers. It has developed into the deepest luxurious green/blue liquid silk with subtle lilac-grey hues for the flowers.
Once my original concept and ideas were in place I started sketching the print and placement of it in my beloved and priceless sketch book. This is a collection I have had in my head for the last 10 years. It is such a pleasure to see this beautiful silk print come to life.
The next step was to create this beautiful silk print. I cut flowers down from my garden and photographed them. Sophie then took over with her skills to create this beautiful bespoke print exclusive to Fleur of England. She worked fastidiously on the colours and borders to create the most bespoke print we have ever made at Fleur of England.
When we were happy with the print (after many re-works to make sure sure it was perfect) it was sent to our luxury British silk printers. The silk is digitally printed to give it the photographic detail we wanted. The printers told us this was the ‘slowest print’ they have every created, they slowed all their machines down to ensure the standard that we required was met. The result is something truly magnificent!
Luxury sleepwear was an important element of this collection from concept. We had to achieve the most beautiful silk pyjama you ever seen which can be teamed with and exquisite silk camisole and silk robe. The print is pure luxury! For more bespoke luxury silk prints please click here to see the Songbird collection.
Once the print had been beautifully developed I turned my attention to the silk’s partner – the lace. I wanted a dramatic lace. Something that would stand out and of course it had to be floral! I chose an Italian lace which was magnificent enough to partner with the print and still stand out. I instantly fell in love with the Italian lace. I designed pieces for it to worked with the silk as well on its own. We pride ourselves on the extra luxury we offer and the unprinted silk used in some pieces had to match the winter garden print perfectly.
Geisha is everything I ever wanted it to be – sexy, strong, confident , beautiful and delicate all mixed into one. This luxury silk lingerie and sleepwear collection has been a technical challenge from the concept started this time last year. I want to thank Sophie, our technical manager Lucy-Ann and our amazing factory for making this luxurious silk collection concept in my head actually happen, I hope you enjoy its beauty and I have loved all the research and development of this bespoke silk and lace beauty.