The final Panache sub-brands I’ll be previewing, the Panache Black SS15 and Sculptresse SS15 collections. As of SS15, Masquerade will be re-branded as Panache Black. Some styles will be continued or revised for the new collection, but sadly some well-loved Masquerade styles are missing. In particular, the lack of Rhea is very noticeable – I hope this is just for now, as I know so many people will be gutted if it isn’t!
So, let’s get onto what Panache Black will have! One set I wasn’t expecting to be such a fan of, the Odette. Odette features a black padded base with golden leopard print adoring the cups. I think this is a gorgeous way to have an eye-catching sexy set, whilst also making sure it’s practical enough for everyday wear. Available in 28-38 D-G.
Loren in Black Nude (again, beige), a padded half-cup. This style is apparently a new version of the older Antoinette style, but I think there are also design elements of the Orla, featuring cleaner lines, black piping, and a bold black ribbon trim on the upper cup. Available in 28-38 D-G.
Another stunning basic, the Ardour moulded sweetheart bra, which I believe will be a continuity set in both this and a new Black colourway. This features stunning lace embellishments on the straps and band – this set just has a really lovely, romantic look to it. Available in 28-38 D-G.
The Eclipse in Blush. This might just be my favourite piece of the collection, and one that I can actually try myself! I adore blush lingerie, especially with black contrast, and this minimal design really speaks for itself. Venturing into a wider size range, this style is available in 28-40 D-K, 42 D-J, and 44 DD-FF.
Finally, Loire, an extravagant deep purple piece. This bra features padded lace overlaid cups with satin side panels, which I’d hope would mean a great balance of support, shaping and appearance. Available in 28-38 D-G. One style I unfortunately didn’t photograph was Lucia, a dusky pink strapless bra and basque in matte and shine satin, available in 28-38 D-G.
I also saw a few Sculptresse pieces! Sculptresse is a much smaller sub-brand than the others, and only a few pieces in the line appealed to me, so it made much more sense to put Sculptresse with another sub-brand. Of the pieces I liked, I was saddened to discover that one set (the delicious plaid-print Dixie) was cancelled before going to launch, so I only actually have a couple of sets to share. Anyway! The first is this set, the Chi Chi in Animal Print. The Chi Chi, a cut based on the Panache Jasmine, has been around for a while, so I’m glad to see it again in this fun leopard print/floral mix. Available in 36 F-HH, 38 E-HH, 40 DD-HH, 42-46 D-HH.
The other set I liked from Sculptresse this season was the Flirtini in Cherry Spot. This is a full cup style, featuring a bright coral base contrasted with black polka dots and lace. Available in 36 F-H, 38 E-H, 40 DD-H and 42-46 D-H.
I am definitely a fan of the Panache Black collection, and Sculptresse has a few lovely pieces. It seems Panache Black are aiming for more luxurious versions of basics, perhaps to increase the wearability and therefore appeal of their pieces. While I’m sad to see some wonderful pieces have gone, I can understand this approach, and I hope it pays off for them. I’m personally very very tempted to try the Eclipse, and I can see Odette, Lucia and Flirtini being very popular.
What do you think of these collections? Do you have any favourites? Any not-so-favourites? Let me know any thoughts in the comments below!
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