Emma Butler wants to see more lingerie options for women with disabilities — like side-opening underwear, magnetic bras and velcro closures — but in fashionable, sexy designs.
That’s why the Rhode Island resident started Intimately, a lingerie e-tailer and blog for women with physical ailments
“Women with disabilities don’t want to be treated like a medical accessory the way the market currently treats them,” Butler told WWD. “It’s another group of women who are just as beautiful, just as sexy, just as desirable, just as into fashion as anybody else.
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“It’s like a meditation. Making stuff made me feel calm. I didn’t sketch or plan for this collection at the beginning. I just let them grow. I didn’t know how they were going to look. The whole process was very organic,” said designer Shie Lyu, who delivered a refreshing debut during Shanghai Fashion Week.
The collection was made under lockdown with flawed industrial materials, leftovers from previous projects, and unwanted rubber tubes from Parsons' studio.
Lyu said her zero-waste approach to design is not aiming to create a 100 percent sustainable brand, but was a pragmatic and resourceful way to simply get the collection done amid lockdown. She spent days and nights doing beading and embroidery work and found serenity while doing it.
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In addition to model and philanthropist, Natalia Vodianova now needs tech investor in her descriptor, too.
Over the last few years, Vodianova has quietly managed to invest in 20 start-ups (a 21st is on the way) alongside her partner in the endeavor Timon Afinsky, through a France-based company called Supernova. The investments range from a sleep app, Loóna, to a simplified legal contract app, E-gree, to Zenia, an AI-driven yoga assistant. There’s also Little Tummy, cold-pressed baby food; Wannaby, an AR-driven shopping app, and 3Dlook, mobile body-scanning tech for fit, among more than a dozen others. But it all started with Elbi, an app the two launched several years ago that turned the idea of social media “likes” into $1 charitable donations.
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