Whew! Finally made it to the last Curve post, this one focusing on Curvy Kate and Parfait.
First, some Curvy Kate news. Charlotte Davies, the senior designer, will be leaving the company after the next season, to pursue a new project. Charlotte is the face of CK at the New York Curve show, so Darlene and I will be sad not to see her any more!
Some other news is that “Star in a Bra,” CK’s annual search for a new lingerie model, was US-only this year. In fact, you can go vote on your favorite of the seven finalists right now, at starinabra.com/finalists. The CK rep told us the reason for this is that the US represents 60% of the brand’s social media engagement. We are really leading the charge for this British brand!
Now on to my favorite pieces from the show. As usual, there were lots of pink and purple pieces, but I was happy to see that CK added some new colors to their repertoire, such as blue and yellow.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t super thrilled with the swimwear designs. There were some nice nauticals, but nothing that truly excited me the way past collections have. But all the bikini tops are based on either the Smoothie or the Luxe strapless models, so if those fit you well, you know the swimwear will be a hit for you as well.
Additionally, I have to sing the praises of the best-selling Luxe strapless. The model was gushing about how great it was, and—I really wish I’d gotten a video of this—she even did two cartwheels in it without falling out and requiring barely any readjustment. I have got to get one of those for myself!
Lastly, we end with Parfait. I haven’t worn Parfait much since bumping up from 28G/30FF to 28GG/30G, but I always find things I like aesthetically. News-wise, “Parfait by Affinitas,” the full-bust branch of the company, is now branded just “Parfait,” while the core size branch is now called “Mod by Parfait.”