Current Issue – April 2017

The New E-tail Giant: Amazon

The New E-tail Giant: Amazon

Terri Fisher explores the rise of Amazon as the lead player in the ever growing world of e-tailing. With sales up 27% and earnings of $2.37 billion for 2016, the company is winning for many, many reasons. Read More…

Interview with Toni Lublin - Lectra

Interview with Toni Lublin – Lectra

We sat down with Toni Lublin, Lcctra’s Education Partnership Manager, and learned about her long career. Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions, including software, and automated cutting equipment. Read More…

Molded Cup Bikinis

Molded Cup Bikinis

David Morris takes us through the process which transfers a piece of fabric or sheet foam into a 3D shape of lasting quality. Although molded cups are thought of as a modern creation they were available in the UK retail market as early as 1947. Read More…

Basic Bikini Brief - Size M

Basic Bikini Brief – Size M

Learn how to draft the patterns for a standard bikini brief using a poly/lycra knit. Read More…

Basic Swim Shorts - Size 12

Basic Swim Shorts – Size 12

David Morris takes us through the process of drafting a standard swim short using a poly/lycra knit. Read More…

Speedo Swimsuit with Cup Shaping

Speedo Swimsuit with Cup Shaping

Read all about “Fast skin,” a “super stretch” fabric made to improve a swimsuit’s fit while compressing muscles. The result is a reduction of drag and muscle vibration. SPEEDO used a revolutionary body scanning process to define each swimmer’s body shape. Read More…

European Lingerie History, Part 3

European Lingerie History, Part 3

Read Simone’s latest on this vibrant and innovative history. This time she delves into the past and present of brands such as La Perla, Susa, Felina, Naturana, the Chantelle Group, Simone Pérèle and Eres from France. Read More…

Introducing Margot van Huijkelom

Introducing Margot van Huijkelom

IAJ profiles this talented and unique artist whose work for Clarins, L’Oréal, and Lancôme, created a unique universe for her illustrations. Margot has the ability to see another side of the tall and slender fashion models backstage, and says “The secret world of women and their lingerie has always been a great source of inspiration for me.” Read More…

The New Frontier of Intimate Apparel: The Athleisure Brands - Part 2

The New Frontier of Intimate Apparel: The Athleisure Brands – Part 2

Check out part 2 of our report on Athleisure as we trace the history of the top sports apparel brands in this booming industry. Read More…

Trade Pacts: New Developments and New Challenges

Trade Pacts: New Developments and New Challenges

Andrew Sia highlights the varied and complicated world of trade agreements in Part 2 of this informative series. We explore the impact of newly-elected U.S. president Donald Trump as well as the impending Brexit and their effect on the world economy. Read More…

2017 AAFA Executive Summit Report

2017 AAFA Executive Summit Report

Andrew Sia reports on his trip to this annual summit that’s open to the industry’s top executives. The summit, from March 1 – 3, was held at the infamous Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. Read More…

Fashion Quote: “Fashion becomes unfashionable, style never” by Coco Chanel

Fashion Quote: “Fashion becomes unfashionable, style never” by Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel was one of a kind! Check out this brief biography of the women behind Chanel No. 5, the best-known, and perhaps the largest selling, perfume in the world. Read More…

Report on the Colombian Lingerie Brands at CURVENY

Report on the Colombian Lingerie Brands at CURVENY

Read IAJ’s profile on Colombia’s huge contribution to the Intimates and swim Industry. Here we highlight the companies that exhibited at the CURVENY EXPO in 2016. Read More…

Country Report – India

Country Report – India

India, emerging as a major global player, is the focus of this article from our continuing series on developing manufacturing hubs from South and Southeast Asia. Find out the history, economics and the current state of this vibrant country on the rise. Read More…

Book Review: Bare Essentials

Book Review: Bare Essentials

Read our review of this go-to book on the key elements of underwear design by Jennifer Lynne Matthews-Fairbanks, a former instructor at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco. Read More…