Curve NY Coverage: Freya, Fantasie & Huit AW'15

Another major player in the full bust market is Wacoal-Eveden, the lingerie giant that owns popular brands like Freya, Wacoal, and Goddess. I was fortunate enough to squeeze in some time to see a few collections from the core Eveden brands at Curve last month. I am pleased to bring you my perspective on the Freya, Fantasie and Huit lines for AW'15.

Freya

Siren UW Plunge Balcony Bra in French Navy, 32-36 C, 28-38 D-G; UW Balcony Bra 28-38 GG-J (Not Pictured)

Siren UW Plunge Balcony Bra in French Navy, 32-36 C, 28-38 D-G; UW Balcony Bra 28-38 GG-J (Not Pictured)

Deco Delight UW Moulded Plunge Bra with J Hook in Denim, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-G, 28-36 GG and Short, XS-XL

Deco Delight UW Moulded Plunge Bra with J Hook in Denim, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-G, 28-36 GG and Short, XS-XL

Starlet UW Plunge Balcony Bra in Neon Pink, 32-36 C, 28-38 D-G; UW Vertical Seam Bra, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-F (Not Pictured)

Starlet UW Plunge Balcony Bra in Neon Pink, 32-36 C, 28-38 D-G; UW Vertical Seam Bra, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-F (Not Pictured)

Enchanted UW Plunge Balcony Bra in Anthracite, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-HH

Enchanted UW Plunge Balcony Bra in Anthracite, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-HH

Rio UW Balcony Bra in Jade, 32-38 B, 30-38 C-D, 28-38 DD-H

Rio UW Balcony Bra in Jade, 32-38 B, 30-38 C-D, 28-38 DD-H

Crush UW Plunge Balcony Bra in Orchid, 28-38 D-G; UW Padded Long Line Bra, 32-28 C, 28-38 D-G (Not Pictured); UW Padded Half Cup Bra, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-G, 28-36 GG, 30-36 H (Not Pictured)

Crush UW Plunge Balcony Bra in Orchid, 28-38 D-G; UW Padded Long Line Bra, 32-28 C, 28-38 D-G (Not Pictured); UW Padded Half Cup Bra, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-G, 28-36 GG, 30-36 H (Not Pictured)

Deco Spotlight UW Moulded Plunge Bra in Black, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-G, 30-36 GG

Deco Spotlight UW Moulded Plunge Bra in Black, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-G, 30-36 GG

Hero UW Side Support Plunge Bra in Berry, 28-38 D-GG, 28-36 H; UW Side Support Balcony Bra, 28-38 HH-J, 30-36 JJ-K (Not Pictured)

Hero UW Side Support Plunge Bra in Berry, 28-38 D-GG, 28-36 H; UW Side Support Balcony Bra, 28-38 HH-J, 30-36 JJ-K (Not Pictured)

Deco Vibe Moulded Plunge Bra with J Hook in Violet and Electric Blue, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-G, 28-36 GG

Deco Vibe Moulded Plunge Bra with J Hook in Violet and Electric Blue, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-G, 28-36 GG

Hypnotise UW Plunge Balcony Bra in Sangria, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-H

Hypnotise UW Plunge Balcony Bra in Sangria, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-H

Vixen UW Plunge Balcony Bra in Black, 32-26 C, 28-38 D-G; UW Balcony Bra, 28-38 GG-J (Not Pictured); UW Body, 30-36 D-G (Not Pictured)

Vixen UW Plunge Balcony Bra in Black, 32-26 C, 28-38 D-G; UW Balcony Bra, 28-38 GG-J (Not Pictured); UW Body, 30-36 D-G (Not Pictured)

Idol UW Moulded Balcony Bra in Racing Red, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-G, 28-36 GG-H, 30-34 HH

Idol UW Moulded Balcony Bra in Racing Red, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-G, 28-36 GG-H, 30-34 HH

Minx UW Plunge Balcony Bra in Tabasco, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-G; UW Balcony Bra, 28-38 GG-J, 30-36 JJ-K (Not Pictured); UW Padded Half Cup, 32-38 B-C, 30-38 D-G (Not Pictured)

Minx UW Plunge Balcony Bra in Tabasco, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-G; UW Balcony Bra, 28-38 GG-J, 30-36 JJ-K (Not Pictured); UW Padded Half Cup, 32-38 B-C, 30-38 D-G (Not Pictured)

Minx UW Plunge Balcony Bra in Sugarplum, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-G; UW Balcony Bra, 28-38 GG-J, 30-36 JJ-K (Not Pictured); UW Padded Half Cup, 32-38 B-C, 30-38 D-G (Not Pictured)

Minx UW Plunge Balcony Bra in Sugarplum, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-G; UW Balcony Bra, 28-38 GG-J, 30-36 JJ-K (Not Pictured); UW Padded Half Cup, 32-38 B-C, 30-38 D-G (Not Pictured)

Afterglow UW Plunge Balcony Bra in Multi, 28-38 D-G; UW Balcony Bra, 28-38 GG-J, 30-36 JJ-K

Afterglow UW Plunge Balcony Bra in Multi, 28-38 D-G; UW Balcony Bra, 28-38 GG-J, 30-36 JJ-K

Deco Debut UW Moulded Plunge Bra in Clover, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-G, 28-36 GG

Deco Debut UW Moulded Plunge Bra in Clover, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-G, 28-36 GG

Icon UW Moulded Plunge Bra, 28-38 B-C, 28-38 D-G, 28-36 GG; UW Balcony Bra, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-H (Not Pictured)

Icon UW Moulded Plunge Bra, 28-38 B-C, 28-38 D-G, 28-36 GG; UW Balcony Bra, 32-38 B-C, 28-38 D-H (Not Pictured)

I have to be honest...I was pretty disappointed with the new Freya collection as a whole. It wasn't adventurous and I did not like most of the prints - especially the Deco Debut and both colorways of the Minx. I'm a 24 year old woman and feel that I am well within Freya's target demographic, but in my opinion, these prints are better suited towards girls aged 16 to 18. Pink and all-over animal print in one garment would never make it into my drawer, which is a shame because I actually love the shape of the Minx - the cut-out in the gore is very Gossard-esque. The Hypnotise and Crush printed florals didn't really impress me either, but I would be willing to try them if the cuts were flattering.

On a positive note, I do like the new colorway of the Starlet and the black polka-dot Deco Spotlight. I tried the Starlet halfcup in Mint from SS'15 (review coming soon!) and was sized out despite loving the cut, so I'm eager to check out the balcony version as well. As far as new styles go, the Hero, Vixen and Icon also struck my fancy with their simplicity of color and sophisticated look. The Hero in Berry reminds me a bit of the Curvy Kate Dare colorway from AW'14 which I really love.

 

Fantasie

Alex UW Bra with Side Support in Aqua, 30-42 D-FF, 30-38 G-J

Alex UW Bra with Side Support in Aqua, 30-42 D-FF, 30-38 G-J

Joanna UW Side Support Bra in Aquamarine, 30-40 D-FF, 30-38 G-J

Joanna UW Side Support Bra in Aquamarine, 30-40 D-FF, 30-38 G-J

Premiere UW Moulded Full Cup Bra in Ombre, 30-40 D-FF, 30-38 D-G, 30-36 GG

Premiere UW Moulded Full Cup Bra in Ombre, 30-40 D-FF, 30-38 D-G, 30-36 GG

Susanna UW Bra with Side Support in Smoky Rose, 30-38 D, 30-42 DD-F, 30-40 FF-G, 30-38 GG-H

Susanna UW Bra with Side Support in Smoky Rose, 30-38 D, 30-42 DD-F, 30-40 FF-G, 30-38 GG-H

Jacqueline UW Full Cup Bra with Side Support in Slate, 30-40 D-FF, 30-38 G-H

Jacqueline UW Full Cup Bra with Side Support in Slate, 30-40 D-FF, 30-38 G-H

Natalie UW Bra with Side Support in Blue Mist, 30-40 D-FF, 30-38 G-H

Natalie UW Bra with Side Support in Blue Mist, 30-40 D-FF, 30-38 G-H

Rebecca UW Spacer Moulded Full Cup Bra in Cranberry, 30-40 D-FF, 30-38 G, 30-36 GG, 30-34 H and Brief, XS-XXL 

Rebecca UW Spacer Moulded Full Cup Bra in Cranberry, 30-40 D-FF, 30-38 G, 30-36 GG, 30-34 H and Brief, XS-XXL 

Eclipse UW Spacer Moulded Balcony Bra in Red, 32-38 C, 30-40 D-F, 30-38 FF, 30-36 G

Eclipse UW Spacer Moulded Balcony Bra in Red, 32-38 C, 30-40 D-F, 30-38 FF, 30-36 G

Clementine UW Side Support Bra in Black, 30-40 D-FF, 30-38 G-H; UW Plunge Bra 32-38 C, 30-38 D-G (Not Pictured)

Clementine UW Side Support Bra in Black, 30-40 D-FF, 30-38 G-H; UW Plunge Bra 32-38 C, 30-38 D-G (Not Pictured)

Lois UW Side Support Bra in Red, 30-42 D-FF, 30-38 G-

Lois UW Side Support Bra in Red, 30-42 D-FF, 30-38 G-

Mae UW Padded Half Cup Bra in Black, 32-38 C, 30-38 D-G; UW Moulded Strapless Bra, 32-40 D, 30-40 DD-E, 30-38 F-G 30-36 GG (Not Pictured); UW Bra with Side Support, 30-38 D, 30-42 DD-F, 30-40 FF-G, 30-38 GG-H (Not Pictured); UW Side Support Bra, 30-40 D, 30-42 DD-F, 30-40 FF-G, 30-38 GG-J (Not Pictured)

Mae UW Padded Half Cup Bra in Black, 32-38 C, 30-38 D-G; UW Moulded Strapless Bra, 32-40 D, 30-40 DD-E, 30-38 F-G 30-36 GG (Not Pictured); UW Bra with Side Support, 30-38 D, 30-42 DD-F, 30-40 FF-G, 30-38 GG-H (Not Pictured); UW Side Support Bra, 30-40 D, 30-42 DD-F, 30-40 FF-G, 30-38 GG-J (Not Pictured)

Elodie UW Side Support Bra in Cobalt, 30-40 D, 30-42 DD-F, 30-40 FF-G, 30-38 GG-J

Elodie UW Side Support Bra in Cobalt, 30-40 D, 30-42 DD-F, 30-40 FF-G, 30-38 GG-J

Allegra UW Vertical Seam Bra in Electric Blue, 32-38 C, 30-38 D-FF, 30-36 G

Allegra UW Vertical Seam Bra in Electric Blue, 32-38 C, 30-38 D-FF, 30-36 G

Allegra UW Side Support Bra in Electric Blue, 30-40 D-FF, 30-38 G-GG

Allegra UW Side Support Bra in Electric Blue, 30-40 D-FF, 30-38 G-GG

Francesca UW Longline Bra in Noir, 32-38 C, 30-38 D-G; UW Vertical Seam Bra (Not Pictured), 32-38 C, 30-38 D-FF, 30-36 G (Not Pictured); UW Side Support Bra, 30-40 D-FF, 30-38 G-GG (Not Pictured)

Francesca UW Longline Bra in Noir, 32-38 C, 30-38 D-G; UW Vertical Seam Bra (Not Pictured), 32-38 C, 30-38 D-FF, 30-36 G (Not Pictured); UW Side Support Bra, 30-40 D-FF, 30-38 G-GG (Not Pictured)

Alicia UW Side Support Bra in Black, 30-40 D-FF, 30-38 G-J; UW Plunge Bra, 32-38 C, 30-38 D-G (Not Pictured)

Alicia UW Side Support Bra in Black, 30-40 D-FF, 30-38 G-J; UW Plunge Bra, 32-38 C, 30-38 D-G (Not Pictured)

Marianna UW Padded Half Cup Bra in Magenta, 32-38 C, 30-38 D-G; UW Side Support Plunge 30-40 D-FF, 30-38 G, 30-36 GG (Not Pictured)

Marianna UW Padded Half Cup Bra in Magenta, 32-38 C, 30-38 D-G; UW Side Support Plunge 30-40 D-FF, 30-38 G, 30-36 GG (Not Pictured)

Ivana UW Padded Half Cup Bra in Silver, 32-38 C, 30-38 D-G; UW Balcony Bra, 30-40 D-FF, 30-38 G-GG

Ivana UW Padded Half Cup Bra in Silver, 32-38 C, 30-38 D-G; UW Balcony Bra, 30-40 D-FF, 30-38 G-GG

I feel much better about the new Fantasie collection. Although it wasn't revolutionary, I thought many of the designs and color choices looked very classy and elegant. A few pieces even seem to fill the void that was left by Fauve after Eveden discontinued the luxury line. The Marianna and Francesca are both beautiful. However, just like in Panache Black, I wish more of the luxurious Fauve-like pieces ventured outside of the black + deep jewel tone/navy color formula. Black is not the only sexy, sophisticated color, people!

A few of my other favorites were the Allegra vertical seam half-cup in electric blue, the Elodie in cobalt, and the Clementine. If Fantasie carried 28 bands, I would be ALL over several pieces from this collection. I currently don't own a single Fantasie bra, but I hope to change that sometime soon.

Huit

Sweet Coton Full Cup Bra in Sweet Galet, 32-38 B-DD, 32-36 E

Sweet Coton Full Cup Bra in Sweet Galet, 32-38 B-DD, 32-36 E

Arpége Half-Cup Bra in UV, 32-38 B-E and Low-Waisted Brief, XS-XL

Arpége Half-Cup Bra in UV, 32-38 B-E and Low-Waisted Brief, XS-XL

De L'Air Half-Cup Bra in Citronelle, 32-36 B-DD

De L'Air Half-Cup Bra in Citronelle, 32-36 B-DD

De L'Air Half-Cup Bra with Foam in Aurore, 32-38 B-DD, 32-36 E

De L'Air Half-Cup Bra with Foam in Aurore, 32-38 B-DD, 32-36 E

En Scéne Padded Bra with Progressive Cups in Noir, 32-36 A-D; Full-Cup Bra, 32-38 B-DD

En Scéne Padded Bra with Progressive Cups in Noir, 32-36 A-D; Full-Cup Bra, 32-38 B-DD

Pure Color Magic Air Bra in Coronet Blue, 30-36 A, 30-38 B-C, 30-36 D

Pure Color Magic Air Bra in Coronet Blue, 30-36 A, 30-38 B-C, 30-36 D

Envoûtante Body in American Beauty, XS-L

Envoûtante Body in American Beauty, XS-L

Grand Jeu Padded Strapless Bra in Cherry, 32-36 A, 30-38 B-C, 32-36 D

Grand Jeu Padded Strapless Bra in Cherry, 32-36 A, 30-38 B-C, 32-36 D

Enchantée Half-Cup Bra in Cherry, 30-38 B-DD, 32-36 E; Magic Air, 32-36 A, 30-36 B-D

Enchantée Half-Cup Bra in Cherry, 30-38 B-DD, 32-36 E; Magic Air, 32-36 A, 30-36 B-D

Pretty Retro Magic Air Bra in Plum, 32-38 A-D; Half-Cup Bra, 32-38 B-DD

Pretty Retro Magic Air Bra in Plum, 32-38 A-D; Half-Cup Bra, 32-38 B-DD

Grand Soir Padded Strapless Long-line Bra in Peacot, 32-36 A-D

Grand Soir Padded Strapless Long-line Bra in Peacot, 32-36 A-D

En Cavale Magic Air Bra in Peacot, 32-36 A-D

En Cavale Magic Air Bra in Peacot, 32-36 A-D

Nouvel Emoi Half-Cup Bra in Fanfare, 32-38 B-DD, 32-36 E and Briefs, XS-XL

Nouvel Emoi Half-Cup Bra in Fanfare, 32-38 B-DD, 32-36 E and Briefs, XS-XL

Avec Toi Soft Bra in Flamant, 32-36 A-C

Avec Toi Soft Bra in Flamant, 32-36 A-C

Although Huit is not a full-bust brand by any means, I was so impressed by this collection that I had to write about it. I hope it will appeal to my smaller busted readers or perhaps the fuller busted ladies out there will commiserate with me about being sized out. 

The colors are brilliant, the laces are lovely, and some of the designs are incredibly unique. I am absolutely in love with the D L'Air bra in Citronelle - it's no easy feat to make a highlighter yellow lace bra look so adorable. Also, the Grand Soir longline is absolutely killing me with that geometric pattern and sheer cutouts in the bodice. However, my favorite style might be the Nouvel Emoi half-cup. Those little sleeves are so whimsical and pretty! I might break my bra fit rules and sister-size my usual 28FF into the 32E because I like it that much.

How do you feel about these collections from Eveden? Excited, in love, disappointed, or underwhelmed?