Founder & designer of Californian cult brand Kye intimates, Bonita Kye designs the kind of underwear you'll forget you're wearing, indicative of its comfort. Kye's concise range strikes a modernist cord of sensuality and simplicity - with clean, unfussy lines crafted in signature mesh, for gentle, every day support.
Bonita shares her design considerations & personal rituals with us below.
Where are you based and how has your locality influenced or informed you?
Why has it remained important for you to keep production close to home?
As fashion can be one of the most impactful industries on the planet, producing locally allows us to simplify our processes, improve quality control, support local businesses and build genuine connections with every artisan who takes part in creating each piece.
The Ikebana bra
Notably, the range is wire free, can you elaborate on this decision?
What drew you to the signature mesh fabrication the pieces are largely crafted in?
How have you sought to include a diverse range of bodies in your design processes?
The collection is a tight edit with each piece serving a purpose and offering intentional forms of support.
The Mies brief & Daily triangle bra
To where do you gravitate to rekindle inspiration?
And lastly, why do you continue to create and what legacy do you hope to leave?