As a brand and a production vehicle, SKINSWEAR creates impacts: ecological, social and human. For this reason, we are committed to controlling these impacts by transforming them into the creation of positive values. We develop almost all of our fabrics so that they are natural or recycled. The manufacturers of both lingerie and packaging are French, all our products are made in Provence where we collaborate with a reintegration network to provide work for women who need it. These women are also in charge of the shipment of the products for which the packaging is made from upcycled fabrics.
SKINSWEAR combines a great respect for the alive with curiosity and a desire for change expressed through innovation. The designer uses a process called bio-mimicry, which consists of drawing inspiration from existing properties of living things to create more functional objects.
This technique is applied to the design as well as to the manufacturing of products. The first collection found its inspiration in the movements of wet hair on the body. These movements define the lines of SKINSWEAR lingerie. Mathilde met with hundreds of women that she scanned in 3D, resulting in artificial intelligence.
To individualize products that are too standardized, and as the first step towards tailor-made lingerie, we developed a parametric algorithm that creates more ergonomic underwires. They are printed in 3D by oxygen and light which draw the shapes in liquid resin. In addition to the sizes, the shapes of the breasts are now taken into account.
Due to a gradual product launch, the sales model allows for on-demand production, which avoids stocks and unsold items.We are also in constant research and development to offer natural and recycled fabrics.
Lastly, we also innovate in our way of working, by collaborating with social and professional reintegration homes.
Photographs by Bettina Pittaluga