NOVEMBER 2 - 4, 2018
NEW YORK CITY

Ultimate French style and sophistication will come together when our leading lingerie brands unite for an unprecedented three-day pop-up event in a sumptuous private loft on Bleecker Street in the West Village. This historic event for New York City’s fashion industry will take place on Nov. 2, 3 and 4. 

New Yorkers from all walks of life will have a rare opportunity to view a wide range of exquisite French lingerie and be expertly fitted by our French brand ambassadors.  They’ll also enjoy a series of engaging interactive lingerie and lifestyle workshops focusing on French savoir-faire, from cuisine and wellness to beauty to fashion - and, of course, seduction and sensuality à la française. Participants will learn first-hand about the transcendent attributes of French lingerie: its connection to self-esteem and self-empowerment, why it’s "secret power tool" that connects French women to their own bodies, and how it’s an essential part of their daily life and art-de-vivre.

The event will unfold in every corner of the West Village loft, slipping even into  the kitchen, bathroom, and onto the rooftop. Each space will have its own French inspiration that embraces the Parisian spirit: playful, loving, and sensual. Ten lingerie sets per brand will be showcased as the loft is transformed into an immersive creative French experience for American women. 

Participating brands: AUBADE, CHANTELLE, PASSIONATA, EMPREINTE, ANTIGEL, ANTINÉA, EPRISE, EPURE, LISE CHARMEL, LOU, LOUISA BRACQ, MAISON LEJABY, SIMONE PÉRÈLE and IMPLICITE.

Program



10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Yoga...Works !

Julia Buchwald is a graduate of Yogaworks (Vinyasa). When she arrived in New York almost 2 years ago she decided to embrace this career.

After more than 5 years of practice, Julia has been teaching Yoga for over a year: group lessons in schools as well as private classes for individuals.

Through yoga, Julia loves to share her passion for movement and flexibility. Yoga has allowed her to find balance in her life and it is with passion that she helps others discover it!

  •  Kindly bring your own yoga mat
  •  It is not possible to take a shower on site
  •  No changing room on site


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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Amazing Lace: French Secrets to Wearing & Styling Lace Lingerie by Simone Pérèle
SIMONE PERELE

How do French women wear lace bras every day? We’ll reveal the secret power to rocking lace lingerie under it all, with total confidence. Join lingerie stylist and certified life coach, Adrienne Coléon Gaskell, to discover how French women wear it, and how to make lace your own—from going undercover to using it as a style accent in your outfit.

Speaker: Adrienne Coléon Gaskell, Director of Communications, Simone Pérèle Group


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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
French Secrets to Date Night Lingerie by Implicite
IMPLICITE

What is it about lingerie that’s so seductive? How does the modern Parisienne wear her lingerie for date night? How can you wear sexy lingerie without feeling uncomfortable? This workshop reveals the new French rules for seducing with lingerie.

Speaker: Adrienne Coléon Gaskell, Director of Communications, Simone Pérèle Group


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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Full-busted & Fully French by Empreinte
EMPREINTE

Finding a lingerie that combines support, comfort and elegance often feels like an impossible mission…except for those women :

« Before, I was having a hard time finding a bra that would fit me, this bra changed the way I see my breast and my body. I feel confident, beautiful and it shows » - Emily

« When I tried this bra for the 1st time, it felt snug and above all, it made my silhouette look slimmer, it was awesome » - Nora

Discover how these women’s lives completely changed and why wearing a lingerie adapted to your body shape and your needs can make a difference.

Learn to choose a lingerie that enhances your figure and boost your confidence.

Speaker: Jessica Weatherall, Canada & USA Sales Manager of Empreinte.


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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Bra Shapes 101 by Aubade
AUBADE

With all the bra shapes and styles out there, it can be difficult to know where to start! Join Aubade as they walk you through the characteristics and benefits of different silhouettes. You’ll never be confused in the lingerie department again!

Speaker: Kristine Eckart, Marketing Manager at Easton International


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5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
Fragrance Workshop by Diptyque Paris
DIPTYQUE PARIS

Discover the world of perfumers and artists on a fragrant journey with Diptyque Paris Paris.
Immerse yourself in the stories that inspired the Maison’s iconic scents and smell the raw materials that make the fragrances sparkle.


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6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
Zumba

At the French Lingerie Loft, Ray will lead one initiation to Zumba class per day, adapted to the participating guests.
Ray is capable of giving Zumba classes to complete beginners as well as to Zumba experts.


Raynier Alexandre is a certified Zumba instructor and leads classes for women.

His vitality and good humor make him the preferred instructor of the clubs in which he practices.
Originally from the Dominican Republic, Ray is a francophone and passionate francophile who loves France and everything French!

  •  It is not possible to take a shower on site
  •  No changing room on site


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11:00 AM - 11:50 PM
Reiki
PASCALE LÉON


Pascale has developed a fun concept for the French Lingerie Loft where she will give the guests the opportunity to be actresses of their energies and to communicate them!

Pascale Léon, a genuine ambassador of intuitive healing, is known for her ability to communicate a therapeutic energy that in turn allows her clients to reconnect with their deeper values.

Founder of Reiki Vitality, Pascale studied in Japan and brings an authentic savoir-faire to the field of holistic care through physical touch. Her training in Kyoto with the Grand Master Tadeo Yamaguchi and in Tokyo with Yuko Kubota, enable her to transmit the traditional values of Jikiden Reiki.

Pascale's group workshops and private sessions combine her expertise in the field of personal development with her mastery in the transmission of a universal, vital energy generated through Reiki.

Animator: Pascale Léon


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12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Chocolate Atelier by Michel Cluizel
MICHEL CLUIZEL


French Lingerie Loft guests will learn how exceptional chocolate is made, while savoring the uniqueness of 100% natural single estate chocolate crafted by Michel Cluizel!

The Manufacture Michel Cluizel is based in Normandy (France) since 1948. For three generations, the Cluizel family has evolved amidst fragrances of chocolate. With the help of skilled Cacao feviers, Confectioners and Chocolate makers, Michel Cluizel is handcrafting chocolate from bean to finish products. Cluizel Chocolates are made using pure cocoa butter, bourbon vanilla pod and never any soy or artificial flavorings.


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12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Alternative to t-shirt bra like you’ve never seen before! By Epure (Lise Charmel Group)
EPURE


Change your habits and Come discover alternatives to your classic nude t-shirt bra with Epure by Lise Charmel, offering an array of silhouettes with smooth and invisible lines that will surprise you and spunk your wardrobe.

Speaker: Caroline Soulagnat, Account Executive Manager, Lise Charmel Group


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1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Traditional & Ethical French Cuisine! - "A healthy recipe with seasonal food for a girly lunch"

During each French Lingerie Loft workshop, Julie will :
  • Bring a French touch
  • Spend some time to explain where the products she has chosen come from and the story behind the products
  • She will also focus on how to setup a beautiful plate.

This young French couple, who love New York, have founded their own private chef and catering business. They cook exquisite dishes "like at home" with an ethic in the kitchen. Among their clients are ambassadors and celebrities who appreciate their authentic cuisine. And it is because most of their clients want to remain discreet that they named their company "Hush Hush".

Julie and Benjamin focus on organic and local products and strive to become an ethical company at all levels.

Chefs: Julie & Benjamin Thibault-Dury


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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Rewriting the rules of simplicity through styling by Chantelle
CHANTELLE


Minimalism is the key. Fashion is renewing itself with pure styles and inventive cuts, where the non-essential has no place. Chantelle design takes inspiration from this aspiration. This means modern and innovative lingerie that is uncomplicated, comfortable, ideal for women always on the move wherever they may be. This workshop is an answer to find ways to edit lingerie wardrobe, to simplify life and to express that new quest for simplicity.

Speakers:

   •   Sonja Winther is the US President of Chantelle Lingerie (CL), a creative studio designing lingerie since 1876. Sonja is also a Zone Director, overseeing the UK and Canada markets in addition to the US, and serves on the parent company's executive committee based in Paris, France. Under Sonja’s direction and vision, Chantelle has become one of the leading brands sold in upscale retailers in the US, ranking in the 'Top 3' for Bras and Underwear. Prior to Chantelle Lingerie, Sonja held sales and merchandising roles at Calvin Klein Underwear and Coach.
   •   Alexandrine Koegel is the VP of Communications and E-Commerce at Chantelle Lingerie, Inc. Chantelle Lingerie (CL) is a multi-brand company and a creative studio designing lingerie since 1876. She oversees Communications, Marketing and the e-commerce business for Chantelle US. Prior to joining the US team in 2016, Alexandrine led the digital team in Berlin, which she helped co-found in 2012. Prior to joining Chantelle, she worked at BlackRock, Bridgewater Associates, and SYPartners.
   •   Raquel Castellanos is a New York based stylist whose work spans from editorial to advertising and VIP styling. She has contributed to titles such as Glamour, Vogue China, InStyle, Allure, Numero and Interview. She has also worked with an array of clothing, lifestyle and beauty brands such as Prada, YSL, Tom Ford, Dior, Coach, Maybelline, Estee Lauder and Sephora.


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2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Chocolate Atelier by Michel Cluizel
MICHEL CLUIZEL


French Lingerie Loft guests will learn how exceptional chocolate is made, while savoring the uniqueness of 100% natural single estate chocolate crafted by Michel Cluizel!

The Manufacture Michel Cluizel is based in Normandy (France) since 1948. For three generations, the Cluizel family has evolved amidst fragrances of chocolate. With the help of skilled Cacao feviers, Confectioners and Chocolate makers, Michel Cluizel is handcrafting chocolate from bean to finish products. Cluizel Chocolates are made using pure cocoa butter, bourbon vanilla pod and never any soy or artificial flavorings.


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3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Nutrition..."À la française" ! How French women can eat everything "in moderation" and stay chic?

For the French Lingerie Loft, Huguette will focus on seduction and French style. How do French women manage to be sexy without being unrefined!

Huguette Lelong, passionate for nutrition, earned her Advanced Diploma in Nutrition in Sydney. She truly believes that good health starts with a healthy diet and sustainable lifestyle changes.

Originally from Paris, Huguette has travelled the world and has always been curious about local tastes, ingredients and dishes. She loves to challenge her clients with new ingredients and recipes. But, as a true Parisian, she advocates a variety of foods, especially vegetables. She also recommends small portions and drinking plenty of water. But more than anything Huguette praises the importance of eating with pleasure!

As a holistic nutritionist, her approach is strictly client-oriented. Without dogma or judgement she provides personalized and realistic solutions based on non-refined and non-processed foods.

Speaker: Huguette Lelong


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4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Chocolate Atelier by Michel Cluizel
MICHEL CLUIZEL


French Lingerie Loft guests will learn how exceptional chocolate is made, while savoring the uniqueness of 100% natural single estate chocolate crafted by Michel Cluizel!

The Manufacture Michel Cluizel is based in Normandy (France) since 1948. For three generations, the Cluizel family has evolved amidst fragrances of chocolate. With the help of skilled Cacao feviers, Confectioners and Chocolate makers, Michel Cluizel is handcrafting chocolate from bean to finish products. Cluizel Chocolates are made using pure cocoa butter, bourbon vanilla pod and never any soy or artificial flavorings.


Register
5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
Zumba

At the French Lingerie Loft, Ray will lead one initiation to Zumba class per day, adapted to the participating guests.
Ray is capable of giving Zumba classes to complete beginners as well as to Zumba experts.


Raynier Alexandre is a certified Zumba instructor and leads classes for women.

His vitality and good humor make him the preferred instructor of the clubs in which he practices.
Originally from the Dominican Republic, Ray is a francophone and passionate francophile who loves France and everything French!

  •  It is not possible to take a shower on site
  •  No changing room on site


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6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
Perfumes & love potions
SOUS LE MANTEAU

Perfumes & love potions. The founders of Sous le Manteau, the new French fragrance house which revives love potions from ancient times, will conduct a workshop for the French Lingerie Loft. Join for an olfactive test. Play the game of seduction. Evoke the senses and celebrate love.


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11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Baby Care ..."À La Française" !

For the French Lingerie Loft, Lucie has decided to bring us one of her most successful classes: B.Y.B. - Bring Your Baby & Coffee. B.Y.B. - Coffee: Lucie will spend a privileged moment with New York moms, provide them with guidance and answer their questions

In France, Lucie begun as a pediatric nurse. She then worked for over 10 years in hospital services such as Neonatal ICU, before becoming the executive director of a 66 children daycare center.

Her mission in New York: To simplify the life of future and new parents, by guiding them during this most important moment of their lives, thanks to her invaluable experience.

Speaker: Lucie Bonavitacola, a talented French childcare professional, is the founder of Lucie & The Babies, a unique support service in New York, inspired by French pedagogy, for a Zen and relaxed parenting !


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12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Chocolate Atelier by Michel Cluizel
MICHEL CLUIZEL


French Lingerie Loft guests will learn how exceptional chocolate is made, while savoring the uniqueness of 100% natural single estate chocolate crafted by Michel Cluizel!

The Manufacture Michel Cluizel is based in Normandy (France) since 1948. For three generations, the Cluizel family has evolved amidst fragrances of chocolate. With the help of skilled Cacao feviers, Confectioners and Chocolate makers, Michel Cluizel is handcrafting chocolate from bean to finish products. Cluizel Chocolates are made using pure cocoa butter, bourbon vanilla pod and never any soy or artificial flavorings.


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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Everyday luxury, the French way by Lise Charmel
LISE CHARMEL


Come discover how to wear luxury intimate apparel in a French way with Lise Charmel, behind craftsmanship and beauty, the pleasure to wear and the excellence of fit like a haute couture garment that become part of your wardrobe and fashion.

Speaker : Caroline Soulagnat, Account Executive Manager, Lise Charmel Group


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1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Chocolate Atelier by Michel Cluizel
MICHEL CLUIZEL


French Lingerie Loft guests will learn how exceptional chocolate is made, while savoring the uniqueness of 100% natural single estate chocolate crafted by Michel Cluizel!

The Manufacture Michel Cluizel is based in Normandy (France) since 1948. For three generations, the Cluizel family has evolved amidst fragrances of chocolate. With the help of skilled Cacao feviers, Confectioners and Chocolate makers, Michel Cluizel is handcrafting chocolate from bean to finish products. Cluizel Chocolates are made using pure cocoa butter, bourbon vanilla pod and never any soy or artificial flavorings.


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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The ultimate guide to embroidery by Louisa Bracq
LOUISA BRACQ

Louisa Bracq introduces the savoir-faire of French embroidery and its entire developing process. Mainly, discover how this ancestral savoir-faire fits into today's modernity. Your lingerie has never been so special!

Speaker: Arnold Perizonius, International sales manager


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2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Reiki


Pascale has developed a fun concept for the French Lingerie Loft where she will give the guests the opportunity to be actresses of their energies and to communicate them!

Pascale Léon, a genuine ambassador of intuitive healing, is known for her ability to communicate a therapeutic energy that in turn allows her clients to reconnect with their deeper values.

Founder of Reiki Vitality, Pascale studied in Japan and brings an authentic savoir-faire to the field of holistic care through physical touch. Her training in Kyoto with the Grand Master Tadeo Yamaguchi and in Tokyo with Yuko Kubota, enable her to transmit the traditional values of Jikiden Reiki.

Pascale's group workshops and private sessions combine her expertise in the field of personal development with her mastery in the transmission of a universal, vital energy generated through Reiki.

Animator: Pascale Léon


Register
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Zumba

At the French Lingerie Loft, Ray will lead one initiation to Zumba class per day, adapted to the participating guests.
Ray is capable of giving Zumba classes to complete beginners as well as to Zumba experts.


Raynier Alexandre is a certified Zumba instructor and leads classes for women.

His vitality and good humor make him the preferred instructor of the clubs in which he practices.
Originally from the Dominican Republic, Ray is a francophone and passionate francophile who loves France and everything French!

  •  It is not possible to take a shower on site
  •  No changing room on site


Register

My French Lingerie Fitting


American women will discover the amazing results of a real French lingerie bra-fitting.

You will find out:


   •    Why French women invest in lingerie and its power of seduction?

   •    Why every detail in French lingerie is synonymous with quality?

   •    What is the powerful connection between body image, French lingerie, and self-confidence?

Bra-fitting by Empreinte

November 2, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Non-stop bra-fitting sessions of 30 minutes each

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Bra-fitting by Chantelle Lingerie

November 2, 2018

2:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Non-stop bra-fitting sessions of 30 minutes each

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Bra-fitting by Simone Pérèle & Implicite

November 3, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Non-stop bra-fitting sessions of 30 minutes each

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Bra-fitting by Aubade

November 3, 2018

2:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Non-stop bra-fitting sessions of 30 minutes each

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Bra-fitting by Chantelle Lingerie

November 4, 2018

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Non-stop bra-fitting sessions of 30 minutes each

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Bra-fitting by Lise Charmel

November 3, 2018

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Non-stop bra-fitting sessions of 30 minutes each


November 4, 2018

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Non-stop bra-fitting sessions of 30 minutes each

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LIVE MUSIC by Töm Töm


Well planted in the ground and pushing towards the sky to capture the high frequencies Töm Töm stands like a new totem in the middle of the French musical landscape. 

Töm Töm is open lips harmoniously surmounted by two apposed points, like two pairs of eyes which look with lucidity and humor at our time. 

Töm Töm is like two identical symbols voluntarily unisex which tell the place where the game is played.

It is in this place of freedom and play, of equality and sharing that each brings its parts of femininity and masculinity.

Marine Thömmerel and Manuel Larrouy sing stories rooted in the era. 

They interpret a blooming and solar femininity, a natural and spicy spontaneity that define the lines of a new elegance. 

They give breath of fresh air to the shape of the vocal duo.

Töm Töm sound is like an enchanting vibration, it’s our hearts skin that Marine and Manu’s voices make vibrate. 

At this time, which sometimes seems to run to ruin, it is almost a blessing … like a dew on an overheated soil? 

So our hearts beating is no longer « boom boom » but Töm Töm.

Lingerie Française



Lingerie Française collectively represents several centuries of outstanding savoir-faire, artistry, and cutting-edge innovation. In fact, we essentially invented lingerie. Our member brands include AUBADE, CHANTELLE, PASSIONATA, EMPREINTE, ANTIGEL, ANTINÉA, EPRISE, EPURE, LISE CHARMEL, LOU, LOUISA BRACQ, MAISON LEJABY, SIMONE PÉRÈLE and IMPLICITE.


Lingerie Française member brands are united by a set of shared values and objectives, as well as an enduring passion for lingerie! They are all committed to the pursuit of excellence in this historic trade, with unsurpassed design savvy and technical expertise that's unique to France. 


With its enduring reputation as a fashion leader and purveyor of high quality, France rests on laurels that go all the way back to the first bra model, patented in 1889 by Herminie Cadolle!


This shared heritage includes a vast reserve of technical knowledge in manual trades, from sewing to arts such as sculpture: The lingerie designer creates garments that exalt the allure and shape of a woman’s body. Constantly innovating, the lingerie designer develops new models which, in turn, continue to push the boundaries on ingenuity.


We highly appreciate the financial support of DEFI, the Committee for the Development and Promotion of French Clothing, (www.defimode.org), which has been essential in this launch of the French Lingerie Loft in New York.

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  • 305 Bleecker Street
    New York, NY 10014 
  • Friday, November 2
    Saturday Nov. 3
    Sunday Nov. 4, 2018
    10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    (5 p.m. on Sunday)

Contact


PROMINCOR - LINGERIE FRANCAISE


37-39 rue de Neuilly, 92110 Clichy, France

Tel: +33 1 49 68 33 70

Fax: +33 1 49 68 04 78

Email: contact@lingeriefrancaise.com



BOARD


Karine Sfar

Laurence Bazin

Ulyana Sukach

Christelle Perz



EVENT ORGANISATION

French Touch USA
1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, USA
Rod Kukurudz
Tel: + 1 (347) 403 21 22
Email: rod@frenchtouchusa.com

Press contact


Glitz (in Paris)
Bianca Hutin
Email: bianca.hutin@glitz-paris.com
Tel: +33 6 24 04 14 71

John Varoli PR:
Tel: +1 (917) 568-6103
Email: director@johnvarolipr.com