A single of our prior “Best of Lingerie” winners, Tisja Damen 1st caught our eye with intricate patchwork lingerie that was much more akin textile art than intimates. I fell in love with their exclusive, directional method, and I’ve been checking in on the brand ever sense. In a way, it is almost tougher when you debut with such a sturdy viewpoint. Men and women expect brilliance, and that can be a hard bar to attain season right after season. Thankfully for the lingerie world, Tisja Damen manages to clear it very easily.
Envisioned as a organic progression from the initial collection, “Fleurs du Mal,” Tisja Damen’s second collection, “Forest of Symbols” moves beyond the label’s trademark (but likely time-consuming) patchwork aesthetic and explores some new ideas. Although many popular trends, such as higher neck bras and harnesses, make an appearance, the assymetrical “Bridal Hymn” bralette, shown at the best of this post, is a certain standout. I adore the way the lace is cut, and I can’t recall any other designer working with lace and asymmetry in this way. It’s intriguing and effectively-done.
Yet another standout is the green “Symphony” robe with exposed shoulder detail. Whilst all the robes for this collection are gorgeous, the forest print feels specifically apropos. And let’s be honest, I really like a excellent silk. For this collection, the fabrics take center stage, and I do not think that is a bad point. Nonetheless, consumers who crave the patchwork appear will appreciate the “Ophelia” bra which gives an off-the-shoulder accessory.
Tisja Damen has gorgeous designs and a robust point of view. This is lingerie that’s unabashedly for cost-free spirits and bohemians. I’m excited to see what Tisja Damen comes out with next. It is always exciting to watch a brand grow up. What do you consider of the new collection?
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