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By ELLEN LEWIS

Commando Holiday 2022 sequin bandeau and legging as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Commando® Charisma. This time it’s sequins and feathers that raise the chic odometer for this crossover lingerie brand. Known for their innovative fabric development and bold merchandising acumen, Commando is defined by a fashion fluidity that defies the “rules” of intimate apparel design.

Commando Holiday 2022 faux leather with ostrich feathers as featured on Lingerie Briefs

This season, the successful faux leather collection is runway ready with a new flared crop legging anointed with real ostrich feathers. The 4 way stretch material and signature internal … Read More


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Cupro, Comfort and Commando®

By ELLEN LEWIS

Cupro Vegan Silk Loungewear from Commando as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Cupro. The first time I was introduced to this fabric professing sustainable options for the Intimate Apparel industry, I was not impressed. It seemed a bit overbearing to me. Subsequently, I have seen improved iterations, but NOTHING I have touched feels quite like the Vegan Silk Collection from Commando®. Leave it to Commando® to zero in on a textile trend and elevate it to luxury ready to wear status. Sourced in … Read More


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Commando Butter Soft Support tank top as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Whenever I cover Commando®, I focus on fabric technology because it is the driving factor behind the brand’s ideology. Every category in the Commando® arena is born from its founder Kerry O’Brien’s research into global textile innovation as well as her perfect sense of consumer culture. For example, when we highlighted the Butter™ product line expansion in 2019, the industry was in high pursuit of sustainable options and Butter™ certainly … Read More


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By ELLEN LEWIS

Commando's Butter Collection of sustainable intimate apparel as featured on Lingerie Briefs

You might be old enough to remember how the iconic advertising campaign slogan “What Becomes a Legend Most” catapulted the esteemed Blackglama fur company into popular culture. Considering its subject matter, luxury fur and celebrity status, its emergence during the 1960’s Youthquake was almost counter-intuitive.  Their strategy still exists today, much more under the radar and minus the star power. After all, aspirational luxury never really escapes the ecosphere.

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The Commando Bride™ bride on Lingerie Briefs

The minute I saw the new Commando™ bridal underwear collection, I knew it was a winner. The design direction, in tandem with the brand’s quest for modernity is right in line with the evolution in the bridal lingerie industry: simplicity over frou frou. These pieces are fun shower and bridesmaid gifts, particularly for a woman who enjoys tongue and cheek fashion. As owner Kerry O’Brian has said “I want them to … Read More


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Working against cultural forces has always been a struggle for women. Growing up in the 1950’s and 60’s, was a particularly poignant era to come of age. The forces driving us forward were being held at bay by the established bylines of the times. For me, femininity never resided in the classic parameters of feminine tastes: princesses, knights on horseback, frills and ruffles. My father’s words: “Make sure you can take care of yourself” were … Read More


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