Interview: CDLP Co-Founder + Creative Director Christian Larson on Underwear From Future-Oriented Fabric

Talking material innovation in light of the brand's new premium activewear category, Mobilité

Many of the fabrics, designs and mindsets behind underwear and its production are outdated. To be honest, the men’s undergarment industry has long suffered from a drought of fresh ideas. Underwear, let’s say, has gone stale. It’s been the mission of Swedish design company CDLP to upend that. Defined by their materials—which offer wearers everything from breathability and softness to shape-retention and durability—CDLP continues to …

Boy Smells Founder Matthew Herman on Scent and Gender

Reimagining personal care products in a more fluid and inclusive manner

Despite its name, LA-based Boy Smells—founded by David Kien and Matthew Herman—makes underwear and candles that aren’t intended for one gender; rather the brand is a purposeful amalgamation of masculinity and femininity and everything between. Conversation around personal care products typically being hyper-gendered led Kien and Herman to experiment within the space. They made candles in their kitchen with the mission to explore the dismissal …

All-Female Design Team Has Revamped the Classic Bra

Redesigning the classic bra isn’t a small feat. Bree McKeen first had the idea a decade ago when discussing her constant discomfort with a chiropractor, and they discovered her problem wasn’t her posture but her bra. The main issue was the underwire, an invention that was designed some 84 years ago. McKeen’s start-up, Evelyn & Bobbie, is crafting a better bra—and women are the designers …