Giving lingerie an exotic twist: Les Jupons de Tess

Lace-cup bras, silk camisoles, and cut-away knickers that have a surprise addition of showgirl sparkle banded across the back. Oriental fashion may have had a runway moment this year, but there’s little in Les Jupons de Tess’ autumn / winter 2012 lingerie collection that feels particularly inspired by the East. But underwear is, at its core definition, the foundation of an outfit and thus malleable to whatever theme you choose to dress it up with. Les Jupons de Tess describes itself as a brand that celebrates the coquetterie of the 18th century woman – they’re all for bows and frills and lace and trims – and, as the fall 2012 look book shows, that woman can take her inspiration from whichever exotic place she pleases.

les jupons de tess lingerie

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Les Jupons de Tess W '12 lingerie collection
Les Jupons de Tess W '12 lingerie collection
Les Jupons de Tess W '12 lingerie collection
Les Jupons de Tess W '12 lingerie collection
Les Jupons de Tess W '12 lingerie collection
Les Jupons de Tess W '12 lingerie collection
Les Jupons de Tess W '12 lingerie collection
Les Jupons de Tess W '12 lingerie collection
Les Jupons de Tess W '12 lingerie collection

And so can any woman. Les Jupons de Tess add a silk floral kimono, China-doll makeup, lavish bun hairstyles and Oriental fans. Inspiration on taking French pieces and giving them an exotic twist.

View more of the Les Jupons de Tess fall / winter 2012 lingerie collection at the gallery.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.