Lingerie Around the World: 9 Global Indie Designers to Know

From contemporary couture in the U.S. to digital poetry in the UK, mythological inspiration in Turkey to limited edition prints in Chile, we’ve rounded up 9 independent lingerie designers from around the globe to put on your radar.


Chile I Toru & Naoko 

The mantra: Comfortable and sexy don’t have to compromise.

The inspiration: Vintage lingerie updated for the modern era.

The rundown: Handmade with love in Santiago, Chile, Argentinean designer Camila Leguizamón prioritizes quality over quantity with special attention to each and every garment produced. Modern and clean silhouettes take root in vintage inspiration, yielding limited edition collections with a special focus on comfort.

Find out more: www.toruandnaoko.com

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Poland I Bunny Blanc 

The mantra: Go ahead, indulge.

The inspiration: The femme fatale.

The rundown: After spending over a decade designing in-house for some of Poland’s biggest lingerie labels, Katarzyna Dacyszyn struck out on her own to create a line of unique, luxurious pieces for the woman looking to indulge. Katarzyna’s meticulous approach ensures only the finest materials and craftsmanship are used, proudly made & manufactured in Poland.

Find out more: www.bunnyblanc.com 

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United Kingdom I JANAY

The mantra: Be the architect of your curves.

The inspiration: The clever bombshell.

The rundown: Striving to promote British design & manufacturing, JANAY’s “Delicately British” signature highlights the contrast between fragility and elegance, while emphasizing the wearer’s inner strength, intelligence and confidence. Designer Janay Eleanor takes care to balance feminine fabrics with structured contour, resulting in 360-degree designs tailoring to every curve.

Find out more: www.janay.co.uk

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United Kingdom I Kocolala 

The mantra: “Cultivate your curves. They may be dangerous but they won’t be avoided.” – Mae West

The inspiration: The contours and structures of a woman’s body.

The rundown: Made in the UK, Designers Denise Lewis and Karen Ekonomou embrace all shapes and sizes with fun, risque pieces emphasizing inner strength, sensuality and sexuality. Signature silhouettes include cage bras, cut-out bodysuits and dramatic floor length dressing gowns, currently sized 32B to 38F (UK) and 8 – 18.

Find out more: www.kocolala.com 

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United Kingdom I StephieAnn Design 

The mantra: Beauty is indestructible. 

The inspiration: The poem “And Death Shall Have No Dominion” from Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

‘Though love be lost, lovers shall not’ 

The rundown: UK based textile designer Stephanie Woolven created her first collection, “Hammers Through Daises,” by capturing drawings and photographs of flowers (picked from her own garden), frozen and trapped in ice. Demonstrating the indestructible beauty of nature, the resulting digital floral prints have been transformed into a collection of romantic, silk lingerie and nightwear printed and manufactured in the UK.

Find out more: www.stephieanndesign.com 

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United States I Andreé Ciccarelli 

The mantra: Sensuality meets effortless elegance. 

The inspiration: Traditional couture techniques mixed with modern fabrics and a contemporary design aesthetic.

The rundown: Proudly designed and produced in New York City, namesake contemporary line Andrée Ciccarelli offers made-to-order pieces blending the highest sense of craftsmanship with elegance and sensuality. 

Find out more: www.andreeciccarelli.com

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United States I Bella Petite 

The mantra: Petite women can, and should, embrace their natural beauty.

The inspiration: Petite women everywhere.

The rundown: Exclusively designed for the petite busted woman, Bella Petite is created by designer and fellow petite-bust woman Stephanie Ballard. Available in a size range of AAA, AA, A and B, the line features lingerie, chemises and babydolls that highlight and accentuate the petite busted woman’s natural curves. Bella Petite is a Veteran owned company and proudly manufactures all pieces in the USA.

Find out more: www.bellapetitelingerie.com 

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United States I Suzy Black 

The mantra: Bypass boundaries.

The inspiration: The contemporary housewife. 

The rundown: Created and produced in New York City by Designer Diondra M. Julian, the Suzy Black brand epitomizes an effortless sexy with an intuitive mix of decadent fabrics and easy silhouettes. Bypassing traditional lingerie ideals, the brand embraces a fast paced millennial lifestyle, navigating from boardroom to bedroom without so much as thought. The Suzy Black woman is completely uncomplicated, absolutely unpretentious and simply sweet.

Find out more: www.thenewsuzy.com

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Turkey I Zumruduanka 

The mantra: Emphasize the purity of your own beauty.

The inspiration: The mythological legend of the Phoenix.

The rundown: Based in Istanbul, Turkey, Designers Kiymet and B. Nimet Ulubay create luxurious lingerie, loungewear and lingerie accessories to act as a second skin – a suit of armor emphasizing the purity your own beauty.

“Immortality and the divine essence of enlightment, when she burnt and was reborn from her own ashes, she found her own sun, she become one. She has never been brighter, never been stronger.”

Find out more: www.zumruduanka.com

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