June 15, 2024


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This Former Pole Dancer Is Making Elegant, Minimal Thongs

Sinkovskiy notes that each piece is made from silk from France, something that influenced the brand name, which translates to “Du Ciel” in French. “You shouldn’t feel anything when you wear silk, it is very very soft,” said Sinkovskiy. “And that is the feeling I wanted to put out.” Sinkovskiy’s other silk underwear is flirtier than the thong: A pair of silk panties trimmed with ruffle and matching bandeau top. “It was very important to me to have a cute girl who wants the ruffles, and the other girl who wants something tougher,” says Sinkovskiy over the phone. “I have both types of girls who like each.” Also in the mix is a tank top made out of thin bamboo, which feels plucked from a ’90s-era runway. It has one strap that sprouts from the middle of the chest and curves around the shoulder. So far, that’s the only piece of clothes she’s created, but Sinkovskiy is planning to do more in the future, following the idea of emotion rather than season. “I want to do skirts and pants but it is step by step. I don’t want to do mass production and just do how I feel,” she says. “The pieces I am doing are a reflection of how I am feeling. I have no timetable.” Currently, Du Ciel is a team of two that includes Sinkovskiy herself and her seamstress, an older woman who hails from Greece. In the future, she hopes to add a third member who can develop knits.

Though it is a relatively new brand, Sinkovskiy has already had some fans. One includes model-singer Breanna Box. Sinkovskiy had sent Box a pair of panties. While in Paris during fashion week, Sinkovskiy saw what she thought was a fashion week gathering but was actually Box’s birthday party. “I was like, ‘I have to say I am from Du Ciel and say hi.’ She [Box] wore this beautiful dress at her birthday party. So I went up to her and said, ‘I am the one from Du Ciel.’ And she said, “Oh, really I have Du Ciel on.’ And in the middle of the street she pulled her dress up.” Box had been wearing a Dilara Findikoglu pannier skirt with hiked-up, frilly Du Ciel panties, which she later posted on Instagram. Call it fate.

To purchase, head to www.duciel.studio.

Photo: Courtesy of Tom Kleinschmidt

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