There are very few designers that are able to walk that then line of seduction between lingerie and ready-to-wear.
For Stephanie Paterek, not only has she mastered it but each is personified in its own unique artistic expression through her sultry designs. Her work has been seen on hot celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Beyonce, and Amber Rose. She also debuted another collection at Lingerie Fashion Week. Influenced by the gritty rock scene of the 70s and 80s, her NYC SexTrash collection is just as daring and provocative as one could help for. For fashion lovers who are looking for a little edge in their wardrobe, Paterek’s erotic, custom-made designs epitomized the beauty of the feminine form in its own unique aesthetic. We got to sit down with the lovely designer and asked her some questions for our special Q&A:
How did you start your collection?
In a nutshell: I’ve been making my clothes since I was a teen making my own bondage skirts. A combination trying to get my life together and impress a boy(my fiancé), gave me that push on idea of my own line I was playing around with for years.
I debuted a small collection at a Patricia Field Party back Summer of 2009. Later that summer starting selling small collections in a few downtown NY boutiques, Taylor Momsen bought the infamous cream and gold studded corset dress at a closet size shop down in LES. A couple of months later Lady Gaga pretty much bought the entire SS10 collection from me! Everything pretty much fell into place after that.
How did you gravitate to fashion?
As a little punk rock teen i made my own clothing to stand out of the crowd…
You have a provocative aesthetic when it comes to your clothes. Where does your inspiration come from?
Its stems from all over the place just look at where I live (NYC) These days anywhere from the Fetish underworld, 50&60’s lingerie, John Willie to my Fathers Vintage Porsche Restoration shop
How would you define what is ‘sexy’?”
Depends on my mood!
You have a love for the 70s/80s gritty punk scene. How has that influenced your design?
Always like to incorporate some kind of embellishment that represents this time period. Love the Juxtapose of the metal hardware and more elegant soft delicate fabric.
How did you come up with the name?
Saw it in a book called Trash when I was in college. The name just stuck with me for years.
What is your sexiest piece in your collection?
The Lounging Mistress Robe (from my current Love Cage line) is one of my favorite pieces I’ve ever created. Women seriously feel like a powerful madame wearing it!
You can see more of Stephanie’s stunning designs at her official website here.
xoxo The Vixen
photo credit: NYC SexTrash’s Facebook