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The Story Of The Romy Corset

The Inspiration

The Romy was inspired by the beautiful ‘stay’s’ (as corsets were known) produced by Maison Leoty in late 19th century Paris. The son of a famous Parisian corset maker, Ernest Leoty made his mark by inventing the first modern corset of his era. Conscious of a woman’s well-being, Leoty’s corset was light and supple giving total freedom of movement to the wearer. His invention was so revolutionary that it made its way to the Metropolitan Museum’s permanent textile collection in New York.

An original Maison Leoty corset from 1891 on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Modern Corset

After undertaking some research about Leoty in the archives of the Louvre, we started wondering how he would fuse fashion with technology today. Our guess? He’d use smart fabrics and cutting edge techniques for a revolutionary collection, without losing the French elegance so intrinsic to his creations. We love seeing how women wear our pieces in real life and we get so much satisfaction when we see it being worn as casual attire as well as for exercise.

Model Yasmin Salmon wearing her Romy Corset for ballet, and for an evening out © Ernest Leoty|@yasmin_salmon

The Technical Details

Our designs are informed and inspired by the DNA of traditional corsetry. The technicality of the process and the materials is of paramount importance to us, so we take our time to craft exceptional pieces by applying expert tailoring skills to achieve the perfect fit with the highest quality technical fabrics available. Discover more about the thought and detail we put into the design and production of our Romy Corset below!

The details stitch by stitch

The Range

The Romy Corset comes in four stunning colours: Leoty Red, Navy, Black and Ivory. It’s moisture wicking properties make it ideal for yoga or dance activities but as previously mentioned, it’s elegant shape and flattering form is just as suited to an evening out. However you wear it and whatever you wear it for, we hope you love the Romy Corset as much as we do.

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