FUELLED BY THE DESIRE TO CREATE HAND MADE LUXURIOUS GARMENTS, GOSS LINGERIE WAS ESTABLISHED BY AUCKLAND DESIGNER KAY GOSS.
After studying pattern cutting and designing in the 1990’s and working in the industry for a period, Kay started her own label creating corsets and bustiers to order. The label grew to a small selection of garments over several seasons, and last year GOSS launched their first full range of Lingerie.
Kay’s vision is clear: The secret to lingerie is how it makes you feel. It adds glamour to any outfit, even if no one can see it. “I want to create pieces that make you feel beautiful and inspire you to collect. Pieces which are chic, well made and sensual,” she explains. “I want GOSS to become a brand that people love and adore.”
All garments are designed and handmade in the Auckland workroom, a relaxed setting where customers receive one-on-one attention and can browse the collection. Samples are on hand in a variety of sizes to try before you buy. The online shop was launched just before Christmas, where garments and gift vouchers are available for purchase .
With customers ranging from the very petite to the very voluptuous, Kay wanted to continue to offer the made-to-measure option. “It is often only a slight adjustment that will make all the difference to the fit and feel of the garment and I wanted to cater to all heights, shapes and sizes.” GOSS prides itself on its personal service and Kay welcomes customers calling to talk about the range.
The collection includes a classic range of bustiers, corsets, corsolettes, bodysuits, briefs and suspenders, slips, robes, dresses and lounging suits, plus some special edition tulle skirts and sequinned evening coats.
The fabrics range from rich textures to delicates weaves and, whether nylon mesh or 100% silk, they are chosen to not only look gorgeous but feel luxurious against the skin.
“Lingerie is fashion, too. Many of our clients are wearing our garments as outerwear and they look amazing, either worn casually or dressed up. I love it when girls leave wearing an item with just their jeans or shorts. Our robes are a go-to favourite over a slip dress or trousers. A lot of people travel with one garment to use different ways.”
A wedding is an ideal time to start your collection. Brides who want to make their wedding even more special can choose a beautiful robe to wear while preparing for the big day. Adding a corsolette and French knickers for midnight or a lounging suit for your honeymoon is a great way to start.
Wanting to make the experience even more of a treat, all garments are presented within a custom made lingerie bag in an elegant box
Kay’s biggest tip: Don’t worry about what other people think when you are shopping for lingerie for yourself or your loved one - this is all about you!