Comexim began production in 2004, after Anna and Krzysztof Matczak noticed a gap in the lingerie market for small band and large cup bras. Eager to fulfill this demand, they hired a professional construction expert and created their company with the intention to make their clients' wishes come true. They are absolutely committed to customer satisfaction; as Anna said, she's "happiest when her clients are happy". When asked about her design perspective, she was similarly inclusive and replied that her vision of design develops alongside her clients so it may be the best possible match for each party.
Mrs. Matczak speaks fluent Spanish, feels inspired by the country and many of the eccentric, colorful fabrics she uses are imported from there. She also attended art school, studying operatic singing, and this dynamic background seems to strengthen her singular style. Her lingerie has it's own timeless atmosphere, as if it's floating above the passing trends with breezy confidence. While she may employ techniques we've seen before (i.e., lace overlay on a black base), she's been one of the only designers embracing emerald green; daring to turn out a Tartan bra during the summer market; or interpreting the explosive fowl craze with big, primary colored feathers. Even when the designs touch on familiar patterns -- floral, polka dots, birds -- they seem entirely set apart from the artistic perspective of the larger, homogeneous taste of the moment.
|Fabric of the Esperanza|
Presently, Mrs. Matczak designs with two concentrations -- she focuses on youthful, playful pieces, as well as sophisticated, exclusive ones. The two directions might be split or defined in the future, but for right now, she prefers to present the collection as a whole. Looking far into the future, the Matczaks would like to expand their lingerie business, with additional brands devoted to seductive nightwear and soft foundation garments (slips, camisoles).
|Clockwise from the top: Iris, Selene, Geisha, Nadine, Carmen, Jennifer, Paradise (last two unidentified)|
|From the top: Selene, Gina, Tosca|
|Jennifer ~ One bra fitter told me that this was a bestselling style for their boutique.|
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Size range: The smallest band is a 60, with the broadest at 95. The smallest cup is a C, the largest is an N.
Company approved personalized fit: 65H.
Claims to fame: Signature plunge shape. Rare fabrics. Warm and authentic customer service.
Aesthetic: Multi-dimensional -- one dash minimal and quiet, yet boldly flirtatious. On the other hand, you couldn't call it controversial, but there are pieces that stand out in a crowd and will be impossible to accurately date in 2050.
Availability: Comexim offers international ordering through their website and if you're in Warsaw as a resident or traveller, Dopasowana and Sophie Marel are fantastic stock lists.