La Vern by Melanie Renee, is a sexy new lingerie brand out of Barbados, handmade by designer Melanie Renee. Feminine and captivating, the La Vern woman is confident and energetic. Offering a beautiful but comfortable product, they can assure there is a La Vern piece for every woman. With the goal to encourage Caribbean women to enhance their undergarment wardrobe, their pieces can be worn to compliment an outfit or add some spice to a woman’s life.
In Melanie’s words:
“As a RTW designer, I started, what is known as Melanie Renee Lingerie by accident! A local designer along with myself teamed up to create a lingerie collection. She was going to sew and I was going to design(truthfully I didn’t enjoy sewing RTW, so I assumed I wouldn’t enjoy lingerie). However, this didn’t work out and I ended up creating the brand on my own which I sold through the Instagram page for her brand. After creating the first collection I fell in love, I became obsessed with researching lingerie, its details, sex appeal and fabrics. I wanted to do more and as my passion grew, I knew this was a field I wanted to pursue. From there, I took a few orders and I made pieces from the collection for clients. Though I was creating, I so desperately wanted to design a new collection, so I did but I didn’t follow through with it, fortunately! Losing encouragement over the coming weeks, a great opportunity presented itself, one that was timed better than I could’ve hoped for. I had modeled for Bimhaus before- a Barbadian local art, music and fashion show and I knew that I wanted to show my lingerie collection with them. However, I had no pieces to show, no plan and one week to prepare, nevertheless I messaged them and told them I wanted to show. This week of no sleep, stress and tears, resulted in the birth of La Vern by Melanie Renee, a heartfelt, over-due and passion bred lingerie designer label from Barbados!”