Nope...not a commentary on what under garments you should wear. Though ladies, you can't tell me you don't know when you have panty lines...pretty much the biggest fashion don't of all time!!! So use that mirror and if you can't see your behind, then get a second opinion...there is just no excuse.
Visible Panty Line is actually strangely literal and is the meaning behind one of my favorite new lines VPL. VPL actually built its entire collection on creating pieces inspired by underwear...exhibitionist fashion perhaps? Now if you don't know the line I am sure you are having visions of Madonna or bra-baring Carrie Bradshaw...if you are, erase those images. VPL actually is super modern, super cool and super chic. Though the pieces are boudoir-esque, they are actually more Calvin Klein than La Perla. VPL designer, ex stylist Victoria Bartlett, launched the collection in 2003 with the desire to bridge the gap between lingerie and easy, casual fashion and I become a bigger and bigger fan every season.
VPL's Fall '09 show was one of my favorites!!! It had the easy, semi-decontructed, architectural feel...sort of the anti-Alexander Wang...more sensual than tough, rocker girl sex appeal. Still crazy edgy and relevant, just also comfy and cozy...not an easy thing to do. The knit pieces were major standouts and I loved the one yellow dress...taped, draped with an off kilter petal-effect. I also loved all of the layering...unlike some designers that had layer overkill, VPL's version was perfect. Sure the one-legged, scuba suits were a little contrived, but I am sure they will be offered as full catsuits which I am sure will be big hits at retail!!!
VPL's Spring '09 collection is in stores now and looks great. LaGarconne.com has the best selection so far. I am in love with the open back knitwear and if I was just a bit younger, would absolutely want those thigh high leggings...sporty and sexy and oh so covetable. Luckily there will never be a mirror required with VPL...their slinky backless sweaters are the only "Visible Panty Line" you won't ever be embarrassed about.