I’m excited to have spoken with a connoisseur of all things intimate, Guido Campello, Co-CEO of Journelle. In this must-watch “Intimate Talks” interview, Guido shares the history of his family’s lingerie business, as well as speaks on the subjects of creative entrepreneurship, education, inclusivity, and innovation.
Guido Campello was born and raised in Miami in a family of immigrants who embodied the best traditions of the Italian lingerie craft. Now iconic, the lingerie brand Cosabella, was an American dream that the Campello’s have brought to life for over 30 years.… Read More
There’s a reason that Italian lingerie is regarded as some of the most luxurious, if understated, in the world, and it’s because of brands such as Flora Lastraioli who are still out there crafting things the ‘old way’.
Founded in Florence, Italy in 1932, this brand has been passed down from generation to generation, along with its traditional construction technique know-how. Today, Flora Lastraioli is owned by Matteo Pecchiolo, great grandson of Ms. Flora and a skilled designer, tailor and patternmaker in his own right.… Read More
“Wear lingerie you want, not the one you must,” is a motto of an extraordinary high-end lingerie company, based in Poland. Movelle lingerie has been created to free feminine confidence and build self-esteem, allowing each woman to conquer the world on her terms.
Leia Longline Bra and Briefs
The founder, Magdalena Palmer, is the epitome of honesty, and appreciation for her craft, as well as for the women who wear her pieces. Every piece in her focused range of bras and panties is a marvel of ingenuity.… Read More
Founded in 2018 by Romanian-Ukrainian designer Anna Azarisu, KÂfemme is one of the most fantastical, ultra-glamorous robe brands on the market today – and it’s not even that expensive!
Also creating luscious nightgowns and pajama sets, KÂfemme is all about swathing your body in reams of colorful, draped fabric. Often that’s satin which has been extravagantly trimmed with lace, but there’s also velvet, mesh, and my personal favorite, the Hold My Champagne robe in glittering sequined tulle. Billowing kimono sleeves are a common design feature, as are heavily-embellished belts.… Read More
I don’t recall how I first came across the eponymously-named Kaliopi Eleni, an independent Australian brand whose prices run from $60-$415 (excluding accessories).
However, I definitely remember the first piece I saw: a short robe in pastel-toned printed silk, with the most beautiful of florals stretching up from the hemline. Hovering above them, off to the side on one shoulder, was a solitary hummingbird, a whimsical little addition that instantly took the design in my mind from ‘just another’ pretty floral robe to something far more memorable.… Read More
Created by Linn Frisinger and Nadja Forsberg, Swedish Stockings is a brand on a mission to clean up the hosiery industry.
For decades now, most hosiery has been made from nylon. A petroleum-based product, it sheds microplastic fibers and is an incredibly energy-intensive yarn to produce from scratch. But perhaps most worryingly of all for such a throwaway garment, nylon won’t biodegrade at the end of its lifespan.
Given that the sheerest hosiery styles can often be sent to landfill after only a few wears, which is how little time it can take them to develop a run, they’re not all that much better than single-use plastics.… Read More
As Holly discussed in her recent article, there’s a growing crossover between lingerie, dancewear and everyday fashion. And one of the brands really leading the way in this niche is Just A Corpse.
Describing itself as “luxury leisure and body-wear”, the label was founded as a collaboration between model Valerija Kelava and Uroš Belantič, a fashion designer with experience in creating costumes for ballet troupes. Inspired by the world of dance, they aim to infuse their garments with a “sophisticated Parisian attitude” while maintaining their functionality as practical athleticwear – meaning comfortable, breathable fabrics with plenty of stretch, plus double layering where required for support or modesty.… Read More