Walter Palmers and Reinhold Wolf, founded Wolford in Bregenz, Austria . Their technological innovation and search for perfection in their field has made Wolford the iconic hosiery, and now fashion lingerie and bodywear brand, the most famous hosiery brand in the world. Frequently at the forefront of hosiery developments, Wolford has always blended technological developments with innovation and an extensive quality control system. In the beginning, Wolford adapted its knitting machines to produce a higher quality standard, which proved difficult to replicate or copy.
Wolford strove to improve the silky texture of its hosiery, launching "Satin Touch" and "Opaque de Luxe" whereas blending Lycra into the knit giving it a satin sheen and silky lustre. Wolford’s advanced computer systems generated extensive numbers of patterns together with new yarns and high-tech knitting machines, that created exquisite items of intimate apparel of the highest quality.
Establishing itself as a leading manufacturer in the global luxury market, Wolford products are allied with the best international fashion designers in the world. Their imaginative designer team attends all the seasonal fashion shows, predicting trends and seasonal colors, subsequently leading Wolford products to be chosen to compliment the collections of such designers as Dolce & Gabbana,Chanel and Vivienne Westwood to name a few.
In 1999, Wolford produced their first lingerie range to compliment their other product groups. Wolford’s strict policy of inclusion ensured the brand kept and continued its reputation and synonymy with beauty, quality and modernity into the new century.
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