Kilo Brava continues its foray into fun, fanciful and flirty lingerie with their Summer 22 collections. Satin prints, rib knits, Japanese two tone stretch lace and the piece de resistance, Kilo Brava’s fabulous embroidery design are dominated by starfish, jellyfish, seashells, and plenty of pink, orange and yellow making waves. A whimsical touch of feathers lifts the mood. A cool black and white composition print on modal merchandises perfectly with sassy sweater knits reminding us of summer school. Or is this a hint of fall? No matter.… Read More
Kilo Brava introduces their Spring 22 collections as a feel-good nod to the virtues of escapism. Inspired by moments reminiscent of Spring Break, Summer Camps and Weekend Getaways: skygazing, picnics, beachdays, gardening, and girls nights out define the brands sassy aesthetic. This season is a sexy buffet of celestial motifs, pink gingham, lemons and lime, flowers, cabana stripes and sweater dressing. Known for their whimsical designs, cultural diversity, and tongue and cheek attitude, seven groups of playful lingerie styles are delivering for sizes S-XXXL. Inside, outside, underneath or on top, these intimates are contemporary pieces that define a young woman’s spirit.… Read More
Ruminating for the past week or so about Kilo Brava’s Holiday 21 collection I’ve been trying to put my finger on its contemporary tempo. Several words come to mind that solidify the brand’s mission for this delivery: retro inspired, vintage style, pop colors, paisley prints, semi-sheer, eco-conscious, diverse, inclusive, size friendly, sexy, comfortable intimates that are personally empowering. Eight new groups are now showcased in Kilo Brava’s Spotlight this month: Mesh, Printed and Jacquard Satin, Embroidered, Flocked, Lacey, Modal and Bamboo knit.
The Mesh Collection
A series of eight styles including a dynamic pink paisley print reminiscent of the 70” s Boho chic.… Read More
By ELLEN LEWIS
A little addendum on last month’s Kilo Brava campaign. I am a product of the Boomer generation, but I pride myself on keeping abreast of the cultural vibes in the younger cosmos. I really can’t avoid it as my staff tends to be half my age. I find it amusing that they refer to icons of my youth as retro, even vintage. So, when Kristin Bear told me that the inspiration behind her new velour collection was the Sopranos, well, like it or not, I couldn’t resist this post.… Read More
By ELLEN LEWIS
Since the Kilo Brava launch, just two years ago, I have written several editorials singing the praises of this innovative indie brand and its incredibly visionary founder, Kristin Bear. The collections never cease to amaze me. And now, to my great pleasure Kilo Brava is joining our Spotlight Partnership with their A/W 21 collections.
The Bamboo Collection
Highlighted here is the 9/15-9/30 Delivery, six groups available for sizes S-XXXL. Known for its clever use of fabrics and innovative print designs, Kilo Brava continues its fashion ascent into the lingerie vernacular of the mainstream market.… Read More
By ELLEN LEWIS
We first introduced KILO BRAVA Lingerie last July, mid pandemic, when they were (and still are) defying the odds with a burgeoning business. This season, the brand continues its ascent with a new series of intimate stories targeted at women from S-XXXL (4-24). The KILO BRAVA retro-design aesthetic is crafted expertly in throwback shapes with body friendly fabrics; bamboo knits and stretch satin and laces. Fun digital prints and easy yet not so basic essentials pepper the assortment. The Spring/ Summer 2021 campaign pays homage to an emerging world utilizing a butterfly metaphor exquisitely executed in both print and embroidery. … Read More
By ELLEN LEWIS
How does a young woman with pre-med aspirations end up as one of the more successful “Indie” designers, thriving during an international pandemic? Meet Kristin Bear, creator, and owner of Kilo Brava Lingerie. She has been on my radar ever since she launched the brand in fall of 2019. Her initial collections stand out, not only for their quality, but also for their cultural integrity. The breadth of the Kilo Brava collections including sleepwear and daywear is designed to integrate four incredibly unique lingerie mindsets into one lifestyle portfolio.… Read More