Wolford

Austrian hosiery manufacturer. In 1998, it launched the pantyhose-outfit invented by the designer Philippe Starck. It was called Starcknaked Multiwear. It was made of microfiber. From a piece of clothing that extended from neck to toe, it could be converted into a minidress with plunging neckline. There were six combinations and it was produced in four color. Founded in Bregen in 1946, principally as a manufacturer for other labels, the company extended its realm of activity from hosiery and socks to pantyhose, from body stockings to clothing, all the way up to men’s pantyhose. Since 1988, it has been held in shares. Eighty percent of its turnover derives from exports. It has subsidiaries in Europe and America and a number of sales outlets in Japan.