The Lingerie Place

Hong Wai x Aubade

8 January 2020

Chinese Ink

Aubade has used its unique French expertise to help women feel beautiful for over sixty years. Sophisticated and bold, the brand’s exclusive designs are a veritable celebration of sensuality. Following its successful collaboration with Viktor & Rolf, Aubade is going a step further and opening its horizons to the East, bringing Art back into lingerie.

Art & Lingerie

This year, Aubade has invited Chinese artist, Hong Wai to help it redefine the boundary between Art and lingerie. The result is a very special lingerie line, capable of bridging both cultures.

Renowned for her Chinese ink paintings and calligraphy, using time-honoured Chinese traditions, Hong Wai breathes new life into lingerie, thanks to her attention to detail and technical flair. Wonderfully voluptuous, the power and vitality of her female forms are almost tangible thanks to the movement and dexterity of the artist’s brushstrokes.

Given free rein to create a floral motif, Hong Wai’s designs were then translated into the embroidery and lace which take centre stage in the ‘Encre de Chine’ (Chinese Ink) line.

In this way, Hong Wai offers her own interpretation of sensuality and introduces her Chinese heritage to Aubade’s iconic DNA.

The collection features seven articles, embellished with embroidery and lace: four bra designs, including the Comfort Half-cup in up to G-cups, and three styles of brief.

Contrasting shades of bronze, black and nude ensure that bras and briefs pair beautifully.

An elegant bow with a gold charm and delicate removable straps add the finishing touch to flatter the décolleté. Delicate yet powerful, the Encre de Chine collection follows Aubade’s long tradition of sensual lingerie which is now infused with Chinese art. According to the traditions of Chinese ink painting, once a stroke has been painted it cannot be altered or erased. Chinese ink will thus continue to serve as an indelible symbol of this unexpected and exclusive collaboration.

Hong Wai

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