The contents of most women's underwear drawers seem to fall into these two categories: the lacy, pretty things one wears to seduce a lover, and the essential sous-vêtements in comfy cuts and stretchy fabrics that we reach for every day. Fortnight Lingerie transcends these rigid categories by offering coverage, comfort and movement, but also exuding a feminine vintage-inspired vibe that's equal parts effortless and sensual. I've been a fan of this Toronto-based lingerie label since meeting its designer Christina Remenyi in 2012, and am particularly in love with their latest.
The spring/summer 2015 collection is inspired by the dreamy and ethereal mood of Sofia Coppola's film The Virgin Suicides. Think pastels and blue scalloped lace with lots of contrasting textures, featured in Fortnight's signature long-line wireless bras and high-waisted knickers (now also available in seam-free styles). Slips, bodysuits, and a sleep romper round out the collection. If you're thinking of Valentine's Day gift ideas, any of these items would be great. But then again, why wait for a lover to surprise you when you can treat yourself and enjoy these luxurious underthings all year round?
In Vancouver, Fortnight is sold at LYNNsteven.