Boudoir is ‘en vacance’ until June 11th ….

Boudoir is taking ‘une petite vacance’ until after the Jubilee and will be checking out french lingerie and reporting back later.

There will be no Newsletter next week.

But on this Fabulous Friday let’s leave you with this stunning image.

Photo of Sian's winning design for Triumph competition

Sian Whitefoot – a student at Leicester’s De Montfort University was the winner of the Triumph competition earlier this week. Boudoir backed her colleague Kate Howard, but Sian – from Sale in Cheshire – is a well deserved winner.

This white lace bodysuit wowed the judges at the UK finals of the Triumph Inspiration Awards. Felicitations Sian! A future star of the lingerie world.

De Montfort creates the next generation of Janet Regers

Photo of Kate HowardYoung lingerie designer, Kate Howard, is being tipped for great things. She is one of 16 students showcasing her talent in a competition organised by one of the world’s leading lingerie designers – Triumph.

Kate – a Contour Fashion student at Leicester’s illustrious De Montfort University – has taken the theme of Butterflies and Dragons and come up with a sensational design.

Photo of Kate Howards East Meets West design

Based on the translucency of butterfly wings she has created these billowing sleeves. The effect is stunning as are the vibrant colours on the mesh body.

If you want to vote for Kate go to:

Voting closes in two days and the winner will be announced on May 23rd.

Photo of vote-for-students-butterflies-and-dragons-lingerie-in-uk-global-competition

Seven other De Montfort students have also been shortlisted for the Triumph Inspiration Awards. The global final will take place in Shanghai in October.

De Montfort – once Leicester School of Art – has a sixty year history of producing top lingerie designers. Janet Reger is one of their most famous daughters and her underwear is still in production even though she sadly died of breast cancer in 2005. Other De Montfort designers can be found at Abercrombie & Fitch, Jack Wills, Coco de Mer, Fleur of England and many, many more top lingerie companies.

Kate Howard is only 21. I’m sure everyone in her home town – Merthyr Tydfil – will be voting for her. Boudoir has clicked through to vote for Kate.

This creation has grace and beauty and perfectly fits what we think is a ‘boudoir illusion’. It’s very Helen Mirren who always makes her arms look beautiful using a range of see through and ‘smoke and mirror’ fabrics.

Fingers crossed for Kate. Have you voted for her yet?