Beyoncé’s Favorite Hosiery Line Debuts Its Fall ’14 Collection-------
When designer Erica Young learned that Beyoncé was a fan of her boudoir-inspired hosiery and bodysuit line, Erica M., she didn’t expect to hear it at a party, let alone from the star herself. The designer had previously sent the singer some of her very sexy, very Bey-worthy pieces at Beyoncé’s request. “I couldn’t have been more starstruck,” the designer told us by phone. “She said she was sorry she hadn’t been photographed in them, because she mainly wore them at home in front of her husband!”
Launched in 2012, the Jay-approved line is comprised of somewhat risqué hosiery and bodysuits, the designs including prints of garters, suspender belts, corsets, and lace (so you don’t have to wear them). Pieces you could imagine on Bey. In fact, it was Beyoncé’s suggestion that Young create all of her signature tights in nude (they are currently available in black). Young is now launching her Fall ’14 collection, which debuts exclusively here. Two new hosiery and bodysuit styles contain patterns such as hearts and leopard print and will be offered in a variety of colors including red and white.
“I focused on redefining the Erica M. woman,” said Young. “She is a working lady who likes to have something a little sexy on underneath to reveal at the end of a long day. She’s strong and walks with a swing in her step.” And now? “I want her to feel more empowered. The evocative pattern placements are designed to feel playful and rebellious, but still elegant.” And if an endorsement from Queen Bey herself isn’t enough, the designer is also working on a Beyoncé-requested catsuit. “It’s still in prototype stages, but it’s daring, to say the least.”