One of the lingerie trends for 2021 is 'lots of straps' and if you've been having a nosey at other brands you may see that they have adopted this look. Underwear has a job to do and the human body doesn't look like it is going to change shape anytime soon so, the opportunity to re-design lingerie is limited and you do what you can by adding and taking away materials. Adding was always the way the designs at Hidden Beneath were going to go. . .
There is so much pressure to start something new or head in a new direction at the start of a year. We know it’s not a ‘real’ feeling and it’s probably just an excuse for someone to sell you something, but the pressure is there none the less although, given what has happened over the last year the start of 2021 had a slightly different vibe to it.
Pandemics have been a part of human history since the dawn of time it just so happens that we’re living through one right now. Hopefully, we’ll learn from it but that’s doubtful given our history, however, one thing’s for sure Covid-19 has changed the way we live for the foreseeable future.
I’ve been toying with the idea of doing a small swimwear collection since Hidden Beneath started. I don’t have any experience with swimwear apart from wearing it so creating a line will be a steep learning curve for me but one I am willing to take on. I’d like to do a line with lots of crops and full costumes with a few triangle bikinis thrown into the mix. I was a swimmer in my teens, and I got to a national level so for me swimwear has always been function over fashion and that’s what I would like my line to reflect.
Back in February Hidden Beneath was approached by the nonprofit organization, Walk On who had joined forces with Student Minds, (a charity that helps university students with mental health in the UK) to take part in a charity fashion show at Dundee University. I immediately felt the need to take part because during the last year of my university education I developed anxiety issues.