Romina Cristodero, elegance, personality, sophistication

Born in Argentina to Italian & Argentinian parents, fashion designer Romina Cristodero has spent the last ten years designing sexy lingerie & fashion lines for elite Italian brands La Perla, Valery, Millenotti Laurenzi, Blumarine and Le Bonitas (w/ Paris Hilton).  Cristodero has been featured in Elle magazine and is the recipient of the prestigious “createur” award by Salon de Lingerie in Paris. In 2013, she will set up her international studio in Los Angeles, continuing to design for brands abroad and in the U.S., while pushing the design envelope in the world of lingerie with a new personal project.  She shares her passion here…

 

To me lingerie means…

Passion! Even if nobody sees a woman’s lingerie, it affects how she feels, it influences her attitude & personality, and creates the silhouette that she wants to show society.

 

Where did you start your journey?

I obtained my initial degree as an Industrial Designer, specializing in Fashion, in Argentina and then pursued my Masters degree at the Polimoda in Florence, Italy.

 

My work is currently inspired by…

The range of wonderful human emotions —the unlimited world of a woman’s innermost secret feelings and desires…

 

Three things I cannot live without…

Elegance.  Personality.  Sophistication.

 

Materials I obsess over…

French Chantilly Leavers lace, Swiss embroidery, Italian specialty fabrics, vintage limited-edition fabrics with historical significance…

 

My Latin roots influence my creativity with…

Provocative latin “ locura” and the art of balancing the elements picante, caliente & dulce.

 

The difference between wearing lingerie for sleeping, romance or sex is…

To me, no difference should exist.  A woman should always feel dreamy, desired & comfortable for herself in any situation whether she is alone or with a lover.

 

My most out-of-the box project…

I created something called “Sexy Kit.” I designed “intimacy” accessories like pasties, masks, garters, and a feathered thong with Swarovski embellishments.

 

If I were not a lingerie designer I would be…

A Doctor.  My papi was a doctor and I love human anatomy.

 

My current projects are…

Most of my time is spent building my studio in the U.S. and creating designs for Italian brand Blumarine & American brand To The 9’s. In 2013, I will launch my own brand based around lingerie as prêt-a-porter that is fashionable all year around.  I am also one of the three provocateurs of the upcoming ThePantyMuse.com

 

View more of  Romina Cristodero’s work at www.romicristodero.com or follow her on twitter.

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