GOSS

FU­ELLED BY THE DE­SIRE TO CRE­ATE HAND MADE LUX­U­RI­OUS GAR­MENTS, GOSS LIN­GERIE WAS ES­TAB­LISHED BY AUCK­LAND DE­SIGNER KAY GOSS.

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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!

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