Fashion Magazine

February, 2013

Christina Remenyi recalls a courier looking at the value of the contents of one of her light-as-air shipments and asking, ‘Are these bras made of gold?’. Since 2010, the Toronto lingerie designer and her right-hand technical specialist, Alison Chown have been mining mountains of intel for design, manufacturing and distribution of their vintage-influenced unmentionables. The Vega Longline bra (shown, $120, with brief, $60) from their spring collection weighs a mere three ounces but it’s heavy on details – it required 25 sewing steps and 22 components. Construction begins with a hand-drawn pattern and the fabric is cut accordingly before the cups and the band are assembled separately on a straight stitch and serger machine. The Fortnight team is interchangeable – all of them can lace a strap through a ring by hand, trim raw edges or handle a bartack. ‘I think it’s my favorite part of the bra’, says Chown of the latter, a reinforced stitch done on it’s own machine to add security to parts of the bra that bear the most pressure. ‘It’s beautiful with the shine of the strap and the thickness of the thread.’ They might not be made of precious metals, but these undergarments have the golden touch

– Jacquelyn Francis, Fashion Magazine, February 2013

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