Founded in 1875 by Jacques Schiesser, the eponymous German brand is renowned for its exceptional quality underwear and loungewear. Its garments are synonymous with comfort and impeccable craftsmanship, with its signature ribbed underwear reaching cult-like status. Combining enduring tradition with modern innovation, Schiesser’s garments are chosen by fashion-savvy shoppers all around the world.
Schiesser was acquired by global textiles firm Delta Galil in 2012. A global power force in the underwear and lifestyle markets, its roster of brands includes 7 for all Mankind, P J Salvage, Nearly Nude and Splendid while it holds licences for ADIDAS, Wolford, Tommy Hilfiger, Skims and Converse.
Over the past 10 years, Schiesser has increased its focus on sustainability. Today its designers use only the finest natural and organic fabrics to craft its soft cotton underwear, luxury loungewear and quality wardrobe staples.
The brand’s collection is split into two ranges: Schiesser mainline and Schiesser Revival. The first encompasses lingerie, nightwear and loungewear made from organic yarns including Tencel, Lyocell and pure cotton. Meanwhile, the Revival collection focuses on authenticity, utilising traditional craftsmanship and heritage techniques.
For AW22, Schiesser’s Cycle of Life collection celebrates nature. Four stories make up the range – including Embryo, Awakening Senses and Rebirth – with designers drawing inspiration from the cycle of life. Key pieces include tried and tested underwear basics such as the organic cotton series 95/5 and feminine Glam Lace line featuring lace made partly from recycled polyamide. There’s also a range of sustainable loungewear made from Tencel Lyocell alongside modern nightwear in oversized silhouettes.
Stocked by premium indies and retailers such as Epitome in Edinburgh, London’s Browns and Mr Porter, the brand also offers a fully comprehensive NOS programme throughout the year.
Buyers can purchase the collection from London-based trade agency Concrete-Concept Ltd, which is the brainchild of Angela Blundell and Janice Tassell, former ambassadors for brands such as Wolford, Armani, Gabrielle Strenesse, Diesel and D Squared.
Schiesser’s SS23 collection will be available to view at Concrete-Concept’s London showroom from 4 July 2022 and INDX Intimates Apparel from 23-25 July.