Long gone are the days when lingerie had the primary function of attracting the male gaze. In 2019, sisters are doing it for themselves, creating underthings that support, enhance and delight the wearer. Here are nine female-led lingerie brands that put women first.
There’s a certain je-ne-sais-quoi about French lingerie that’s embodied by Simone Pérèle. Started in 1948 as a corset studio that aimed to enhance rather than control the female silhouette, today the Paris-based brand is led by brand director Stéphanie Bujard Pérèle, granddaughter of the namesake founder, along with designer and creative director Katia Charle.
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