4th September 2017
Lingerie Interview: Lou Watson
4th September 2017
Like most people, I'm really not a Monday person. I'm all out of sync and in dire need of coffee. So to perk all of us up this dreary Monday, today's blog is going to be a little bit different. The LW team were lucky enough to have a chat with Lou Watson, a UK-based lingerie designer and corset-maker. Nothing beats a Monday like lingerie talks!
I always wanted to create corsets and bridal gowns. The lingerie fascination came later on when I was at sixth form and was trying to make fetish wear and bondage part of a final project.
I studied Contour Fashion at De Montfort University. I have always loved fashion and corsetry, but a science teacher saw one of my art projects in college. He advised me to look at the course and apply - the rest is fairy tale history.
I made the decision at the end of 2016 to freelance full-time. It was a risk, but it has definitely paid off! I make my own designs when I can, which I use in photo-shoots and send to fashion shows. Seeing models strutting down the catwalk in my designs, receiving images and the positive feedback from people is always an achievement.
I’m usually bobbing around Leicester or Sheffield – whether it's wandering around the city without any place to be, chilling in a bar, or sitting quietly hand sewing.
I think the bondage look combined with more embroidery and oriental floral prints. Transparent designs with lace/embroidered motifs will still be on trend, but they will be even more delicate and colourful.
Italian Appletini – gin, apple sours, amaretto and cranberry juice. Bella.
Audrey Hepburn, timeless and chic. One day I will own a Givenchy style dress and walk down 5th Avenue!
Coconut and vanilla popcorn! And smarties..
Nicki Minaj on Spotify
I read a lot of the Lingerie Addict for reviews, new lines/brands and lingerie news.
Fit and design are obvious factors to make the perfect bra, but personally, I think it is the fabrics, delicate laces or strapping details and sparkly embellishments. But, no bows!!
Nothing at all! My 15-year-old self wouldn’t listen.
I wear matching lingerie every day. I feel confident and sexy knowing that I can wear it for myself and only I know that it's there.
"Better to be over dressed and fabulous, than under dressed and polite." From The Mistress by Martine McCutcheon.
After a long week, I love curling up on my sofa with a blanket, a cheeky beverage and watching Horror films.
Lou designed our new triangle satin bra, Grace, which will be featuring in our AW17 collection coming soon