MELBOURNE, Australia, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Australian brand development company lime door brands in conjunction with lingerie company Diamondcut International today announces Target Australia as the exclusive Australian retailer of the upcoming lingerie collection designed by international style icon, Dita Von Teese. Entitled Von Follies by Dita Von Teese, the range will be available in Target Australia stores across Australia from early February 2012.
Von Follies by Dita Von Teese was inspired by Dita's long-time love of lingerie and her own personal collection of vintage lingerie. The launch range combines sophistication and sensuality with distinct touches such as grosgrain and velvet ribbons, delicate eyelash lace, and control mesh to give the essence of the sultry 1950's glamour girl.
True to Dita Von Teese's signature style, the collection encapsulates an iconic vintage feel including one of her personal favourites, the overwire bra and high waisted panties, garter belts and lovely corsolettes. Each item enhances the feminine silhouette that Dita Von Teese is world renowned for representing.
Explaining the inspiration for the range, Dita Von Teese noted, "There are so many vintage lingerie pieces I love that I haven't been able to find in all my years of collecting. I wanted to design pieces that are tributes to my vintage obsessions, to make them beautiful and functional, while modernising them for everyday wear."
"I've had a longtime fascination with the 1950's era overwire bras. It's something that has been quite a task to create, but the end result is so chic, and so unique, I'm very proud of it. It's a statement piece meant to be seen. I am also very happy with the beautiful panties we've made and can't wait to have them in my lingerie drawer! They are so comfortable and sexy, and flattering on any shape," she said.
The range features ten collections that range from black lingerie sets that Dita Von Teese feels every woman should own, to bold luxurious reds, nudes with black lace overlay, vintage-inspired pale shades of satin, and even an animal print.
The stylish range also represents great value to customers. Bras and briefs will range from $17.00 with exquisite bustiers and fitted corsolettes ranging from $79.00.
With selected bra styles available up to an E-cup and briefs up to size 20 (European/US size 46), Von Follies by Dita Von Teese will bring a touch of sophistication and glamour to women of all shapes and sizes.
Dita Von Teese explains, "It was very important to me to offer lingerie in a large range of sizes. Size range was one of the first things I asked when I was approached to create this collection. It was important to me to accomplish the task of making these beautiful things in sizes that can make any woman feel sexy and glamorous, and I'm very proud that we have been able to do that, while keeping prices affordable," she concluded.
The first pieces from the collection will be in Target Australia stores across Australia from early February 2012 with exciting new product lines to be introduced in March and April 2012. To ensure that all Australian women have easy access to this exclusive range, Von Follies by Dita Von Teese will also be available for purchase online from the Target Australia website at www.target.com.au from early February 2012.
Target Australia completed customer research across two phases in 2010 and 2011 to determine awareness and sentiment on the Dita Von Teese collaboration. The results were positive with the majority of customers viewing Dita Von Teese as a classic, feminine, well presented and confident woman. In addition, customers saw the introduction of a feminine lingerie line by Dita Von Teese as a positive step for Target's fashion credentials and were particularly keen to see the range cater for all shapes and sizes, including fuller figured women.
Murray Chenery, Chief Marketing Officer, Target Australia commented, "We believe the launch of Von Follies by Dita Von Teese will strengthen Target Australia's reputation as a modern, fashion-led retailer and expect the range to be embraced by our customers. We have taken on board the sentiments of our customers to develop the range and deliver what they have asked for."
"Target Australia is thrilled to work with the talented Dita Von Teese on her first ever, worldwide lingerie collection. The Von Follies by Dita Von Teese brand will form part of our successful Designers for Target program, and further establishes Target Australia as a retailer that continues to provide Australians with stylish, affordable fashion," he said.
lime door brands and Diamondcut International plan to extend the product range in 2012 as they prepare the brand for global distribution.
"With a Twitter following of over 900,000, Dita Von Teese is one of the world's most popular style icons and her success can be attributed to strong business acumen and distinctive style. As a brand strategist, I am certain that our collaboration with Dita Von Teese and Australian distribution through Target Australia stores nationally will be a tremendous success," said lime door brands founder and CEO Michele Hamdorf.
Please click on the link below to download the launch image for Von Follies by Dita Von Teese or contact Alethea Larkin (details below) for further information or image requests:
For media enquiries and further information regarding Von Follies by Dita Von Teese:
Alethea Larkin (media), Style Counsel: +61 3 8506 1650; +61 400 326 525
Kaz Kingdon, Style Counsel: +61 3 8506 1688; +61 413 888 558
For further information regarding Target Australia:
Lynn Semjaniv, Target Australia: +61 3 5246 2546; +61 400 552 362
About lime door brands
lime door brands is a boutique brand house and management company based in Melbourne Australia.
Specialising in innovative web and creative concepts, social media and below-the-line marketing, lime door brands manage brands end-to-end with strategic positioning, design, manufacturing, distribution and channel management.
Michele Hamdorf (M.E. Exec) is the founder and CEO of lime door brands. Bringing together extensive experience in the retail, fashion and telecommunications industries, lime door brands brings new brands to the global market from conception to implementation with a core emphasis around social media and digital marketing.
About Diamondcut International
Diamondcut International is a lingerie design and manufacturing specialist based in Melbourne Australia since 1973.
The Diamondcut team includes very experienced and technically skilled people. DCI manages lingerie from design concept to delivery and is a quality supplier to both Australian and International markets. Design, quality and fit is the DCI promise.
About Dita Von Teese
Internationally renowned as the Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese has also established herself as a well-respected fashion icon for her distinctive style and eternally immaculate presentation. She has appeared in high-fashion magazines including Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Madison, Vogue and Elle, and is seen front-row at the most prestigious fashion shows across the globe.
She has performed at exclusive events and parties for Victoria's Secret, Christian Louboutin, Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton among many others, was the first guest star in the history of the legendary Crazy Horse in Paris, and recently starred as a femme fatale on an episode of CSI.
This "Burlesque Superheroine" (Vanity Fair) determines every aspect of her burlesque shows from the set and costume, to the music and lighting. Her famous burlesque performances feature elaborate costumes and props, with her signature acts including a giant gilded powder compact and a martini glass that she bathes in complete with olive sponge.
About Target Australia
Target Australia is a mid-market department store renowned for delivering to its customers great quality and great value apparel and homewares. As one of Australia's most successful retailers, its aim is to make stylish living affordable and available to all Australians.
There are now over 295 Target Australia, Target Country and Urban by Target stores conveniently located across metropolitan and regional Australia.
The Designers for Target program underpins one of Target Australia's major business strategies – the democratisation of style. The program has witnessed unprecedented media and consumer frenzy, continuing to delight current customers and surprise new customers.
Each designer brings a new level of creativity and personality to Target Australia and every collaboration has become the benchmark for retail innovation in Australia and, indeed focus from around the world.
For more information about the Designers for Target program, please visit: www.designersfortarget.com.au
SOURCE lime door brands; Diamondcut International; Target Australia