Maman Atelier is a boutique lingerie studio located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Every piece is imagined, designed, cut, and sewn in-house by me, Kai. The vision is inspired by the beauty, style, and joie de vivre of my French grandmother Nicole, or as my father would call her, Maman.
I aim to create pieces suited to my own style and comfort, but that I could also imagine living in my grandmother’s drawer or suitcase as depicted in the grainy photos from her old photo albums. Guided by a love for the earth and responsible, sustainable practices, Maman Atelier pieces are made to last using environmentally-friendly fabrics. My belief is that garments should be made to endure well-loved wear, and with proper care, can become more beautiful with time.
Like a great pair of jeans or a gorgeous lipstick, the right lingerie makes a world of a difference in how you feel. It is my hope that these pieces make you feel beautiful, comfortable, sexy, and that they inspire as much joy in your life as they do in mine.