Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hot Cole: Lily models winning design of lingerie competition at Berlin Fashion Week

By Maysa Rawi

Lily's Triumph: Lily Cole models a corset bodice created for the Triumph at Berlin Fashion Week today

Having just graduated from Cambridge with a double first, Lily Cole should spend the summer celebrating.

Instead, the model is back at work and on the catwalk at Berlin Fashion Week.

Lily showed off her curves in the winning lingerie design, created by finalist Boglárka Bódis for the Triumph Inspiration award show.

Entitled 'Les Fleurs du Mal, the monochrome corset bears some resemblance to the nude bodice designed by Jean Paul Gautier and made famous by Madonna.

Hungaria Bódis, who received a 15,000 Euro prize, said: 'My design piece was inspired by the quote from one of the most beautiful poems of Les Fleurs du Mal by Baudelaire and I was moved by her words.

'I had the desire to emphasise the eternal beauty and sensuality of the female body. Let us celebrate the women of the world without leaving out one single detail.'

The lingerie was created for a Triumph competition, won by Hungarian designer Boglárka Bódis, left

Lily, also on the judging panel, modeled all 37 finalist designs in a photo shoot taken by Ellen Unwerth for the lingerie labe's website.

Bódis' lingerie will be added to Triumph's collection and sold in stores worldwide.

The winner of the most online votes was Liu Pak Yiu, from Hong Kong, who created a cutaway corset with skirt.

Top prize: Boglárka received 15,000 Euros and her design will be sold at Triumph stores worldwide

She said: ' The corset symbolizes bird cages and the protruding chiffon train imitates a bird escaping from its cage.

'The model wears the cage like a corset showing that women will not be trapped any more, they are now free and more confident.'

Lily modelled all the finalist designs including last year's winning piece, left, and this year's winner of online votes, Liu Pak Yiu from Hong Kong

The award has been running since 2008 and this year Triumph celebrates its 125th anniversary.

A spokesperson for Triumph said: 'The award challenges fashion design students from all over the world to use their talent, artistic vision and inspiration to conceptualize and design a unique lingerie showpiece for the year’s design theme.'

Outfit change: Lily swapped the sexy lingerie for a more casual look, left, and at the press conference

In the limelight: The model isn't taking any time off after graduating from Cambridge with a First


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