Remember when Grazia Daily was buzzing about The Triumph Inspiration Awards? To recap: a whopping 27 lingerie designs, created by student designers from across the globe, were showcased in a spectacular show on the eve of London Fashion Week. And look who was taking notes; none other than Cheryl Cole! Yes, the Geordie popstrel has already got her mitts on a winning piece for her latest video. Er, finger on the fashion pulse, much?
And can you imagine how excited the Singapore designer who created the delicate bodysuit must be? Our sources tell us that Grace Eliana Sugiarto was inspired by Ancient Egypt and made it with nude stockings resembling the bandages used for mummification. Nice! But as you’ve seen in the new episode of Grazia TV, which includes exclusive footage from the ‘Promise This’ video, Cheryl looks anything but corpsey, wafting about the forest like an ethereal ballerina. In fact, the theme for this year’s Triumph competition was ‘shape sensation’ – to shape women with lingerie that brings out the best in them while celebrating their uniqueness - and we say the proof is in the pudding.
Of course, Grazia Daily is delighted to see Chezza making a habit of championing young talent in front of millions of viewers. No doubt her most memorable fashwan moment (so far) was when she sported that 'dustbin lid dress' on X Factor, sparking Cheryl Dress Gate (click this pink bit for a reminder of the fiasco), and helping to make David Koma The Next Big Thing in the process.
So what with an influencer like Cheryl Cole giving your creation the seal of approval, and Helena Christensen already modelling it for Triumph, the words 'One To Watch' spring to mind... And while we await said watching, why not join us for a mid-morning break by seeing Grace's piece in full-action glory below. Take it away, our Chez!
- Jessica Vince