In the Atelier: Prae

| Lingerie



When it comes to everyday lingerie, a bold, beautiful bralette is at the tippity-top of every lingerie lover’s must-have list. As card-carrying lingerie addicts, imagine our sheer delight when we discovered Prae’s range of silk lovelies. One look (and one spin around the dressing room in the Como bralette) is all it took for us to fall hard for the designer’s Australian-by-way-of-NYC aesthetic. Laid back, elegant, and modern, we’re already planning our wardrobes around these stunners— which is all part of designer Carol Fung’s aim. She calls these lovely bralettes the perfect start to “pre-dressing.” Below, we take a trip to Carol’s NYC atelier and chat lingerie, true inspiration and her laid-back philosophy on design.

Design Philosophy
Being an Australian living in New York, I miss morning ocean swims. Back home, friends and I would always wear our swimming cossies, then layer our clothes on top. The inside-out style spoke of who we were and where we loved to be.

Since moving to NY, my swimmers have now turned to Prae underpinnings, which are my interpretation of cool, luxurious, city undergarments that speak for that same beach girl who’s taking on a whole new world. It’s an intimate representation of your lifestyle.

On Inspiration
Inspiration comes to me when I’m close to nature, especially any body of water. There’s just something about all of the different hues of blues and greens, how the sun glistens across it, or even being able to see what’s below the surface. All of it makes my mind go off!


On Designing…
Hands-down when I see the finished sample exactly the way I envisioned it to be – it’s even cooler when it turns out more wicked than I imagined.

Lingerie Should Make Women Feel…
When women wear Prae, I’d love for them to feel sensual, confident and cool. It’s a luxury item but there’s an easy, laid-back vibe to the pieces. Life is too short to be too serious, so the balance of the two worlds can really highlight a woman’s true beauty.


Lingerie Must Have
The Como long line silk bralette is a must-have. There are rad design elements to the piece [so] if you’re wearing a sheer top or your shirt shifts to the side and the Como peeks out, it adds another layer of polish and intelligence to your outfit.

When you’re not working you’re…..
Doing life with my nearest and dearest. Hanging out with my mates, chilling out, relaxing, feasting, growing my spirituality.

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