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WWD Intimates: The Trends

Surface interest rules as designers focus on bright colors, nautical motifs and playful dots.

Lingerie Heats Up the Castle on ‘The White Queen’

The come-hither appeal of wispy little slips, chemises and nighties are the weapons of seduction in the…

NPD Figures Reveal Slowdown for Innerwear

A lack of newness and innovation in the $14.5 billion market is dragging down overall sales in the category.

Tabio Grows European Footprint

The Osaka-based maker of quirky socks and tights runs two flagships in Paris and two in London, and Germany…

China’s Intimates Market Sees Growth

The market has grown steadily in recent years, thanks to a small but growing niche of lingerie-loving women.

Xixili Intimates, Local Specialist

The nine-year-old Malaysian brand has been flourishing in its home country and is now expanding elsewhere in…

Curator Denis Bruna Talks New Underwear Exhibit

Titled “The Mechanics of Underwear” the exhibit at Les Arts Décoratifs museum in Paris retraces six centuries…

Princesse Tam Tam Revs the Expansion Motor

After a revamped store concept and communications strategy, the brand is plotting international expansion…

Italian Manufacturers Look to Level the Playing Field

Health and safety standards and workers’ rights are costly, but Italian makers say they’re worth…

Eco-Friendly Innerwear Faces Headwinds

Sustainable fibers, yarns and textiles are gaining traction in intimates, but still face challenges.

Innerwear Makers Look to New Markets for Growth

A number of major brands are chasing business opportunities around the world in the wake of a recession and a…

Italian Hosiery Companies Fight Fraudulent Labeling

Industry fraud has financial as well as health implications.