The Lake & Stars
September 10, 2011 New York
It might seem counterintuitive to pair underpinnings with heavy metal, but the underwear stood up to the jewelry. The designers said they'd realized more of their customers were wearing their pieces as outerwear, so they beefed them up a bit to make it easier. A white eyelet bustier came with a built-in black mesh bra that peeked over the top; wear that, and your bra's got a bra. Inspired by women in Mexico who turned their bathrobes backward and wore them out at night, the duo made a paneled silk robe in onyx and blush that could, if you're bold, pass as a dress. And why wouldn't you be? With underthings like these to show off, a loose sash might almost be welcome.