Nubian Skin provides the underpinnings for Beyonce’s FORMATION Tour!

ILS_web_Mcpete SezNubian Skin are excited to announce they have provided underpinnings for Beyoncé and her dancers for The Formation World Tour. Starting on the 27th April, Beyoncé will tour until 3rd August in support of her sixth studio album, Lemonade.
Nubian Skin are delighted to be involved, founder Ade Hassan notes, ‘It is unbelievable to have an artist like Beyoncé choose to wear Nubian Skin as the base for her costumes on the Formation Tour. Beyoncé is a global phenomenon, and the fact that her team knows about our brand and have selected it is testament to the work we’re trying to do. It is such validation to see a squad of beautiful, brown women and know that Nubian Skin has a product which is allowing them to express that diversity to perfection.’
nubianskinNubian Skin, the lingerie and hosiery brand for women of colour aim to alleviate the struggle women of colour face when it comes to skin tone lingerie and hosiery.

The Brand 
A nude bra and skin tone hosiery are the basics of every woman’s wardrobe, at least in theory. For many women of colour, finding suitable skin tone hosiery and lingerie has not been an option. Nubian Skin aspires to be the brand that women of colour can turn to
when they need to find that much needed pair of nude hold-ups or a perfect nude bra.
With the aim of redefining ‘nude’, Nubian Skin launched in October 2014 with a carefully edited selection of lingerie and hosiery to provide the essential underwear needs of women of colour. With the philosophy of ‘Empowering Women. Embracing our Colour’,
Nubian Skin encourages women of all ethnicities to feel included, appreciated and most of all sexy, in lingerie especially tailored for them.

The Founder
Nubian Skin was founded by Ade Hassan who became frustrated by the lack of skin tone options to go with her ever-expanding wardrobe, Ade decided it was time for a ‘different kind of nude’.
“My nude isn’t the nude I see in shops. Despite the reality that women of colour have the same needs as all women when it comes to lingerie and hosiery, the industry simply doesn’t cater to us. So, I thought, it’s time to rethink the definition of nude.”

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A Love of Lace Leads to Big Things for Toronto’s Indie Lingerie Line, With Love Lingerie

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With Love Lingerie has been picked up by Nordstrom Vancouver

Toronto’s indie lingerie darling Carrie Russell and her line With Love Lingerie have been picked up by Nordstrom Vancouver and will debut at the Beauty+Fit+Friends event in-store on Friday September 11th and 12th, and the Cavalier collection will be available at the September 18th official opening day.

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It is a significant coup for the small label which is still made by hand in the designer’s uptown Toronto studio. With Love Lingerie is carried in several lingerie boutiques in Canada and the U.S., and Russell has been steadily growing e-commerce sales via the online artisan market Etsy.

This past spring facilitated an introduction between With Love Lingerie and Nordstrom’s buyers which resulted in this promising luxe retailer/indie designer match.

“Talking to the buyers at Nordstrom, I was excited to hear their clients are craving the intricate and special intimates that my designs embody. This is a huge leap for my business and my livelihood as a creative entrepreneur”, explains With Love Designer, Carrie Russell

cavalier cape frontAbout With Love Lingerie

With Love Lingerie, which was recently featured in The Globe & Mail’s Style/Business section – (avaliable at: –  was founded in 2010 in Toronto by designer Carrie Russell. The gorgeous pieces appeal to an urban woman/creative professional whose love of timeless style extends beyond fashion into her unique/bespoke underpinnings. With Love Lingerie’s capsule collections are influenced by current design trends as well as a seductive fusion of retro/pin-up styles and fashion forward silhouettes resulting in a distinct range/index of intimates that celebrate women’s bodies.

With Love is proud to be part of the Canadian fashion community and is committed to local, ethical (small batch) production.


Contact: Carrie Russell, Founder/Designer of With Love Lingerie
Tel.: (647) 991-3646
Instagram @carrie_withlove