Stylish Home Comforts
Master the art of comfortable cool with our ultimate collection of luxury loungewear and nightwear. Soft, cosy and stylish, the Browns edit of elevated basics, easy separates and jersey co-ords are here to add a sense of calm and tranquility to your daily (and nightly) wardrobe.
Giving you some downtime inspiration for your indoor outfits, our buyers have selected some of their favourite loungewear labels for you to enjoy. So sit back, relax, and discover the easy essentials you’ll wonder how you did without.
Providing the perfect day-to-night transition, Kiev-based Sleeper allows for effortless dressing whether you are heading out or relaxing at home. Launched in 2014 by two former fashion editors, Kate Zubarieva and Asya Varetsa, Sleeper took its initial inspiration from the John Hughes film Curly Sue and the 10-year-old protagonist’s wardrobe of nighties and robes. Offering a multifaceted type of sleepwear that muses on domesticity, its collection of smock dresses, robes and co-ord sets are so versatile, they make anywhere feel like home.
There is something about slipping on a terrycloth robe that evokes the feeling of ultimate comfort, and TEKLA has mastered the art. The environmentally conscious Danish label presents a collection of organic cotton pyjamas and oversized robes that feel delightfully snug against the skin. Founded by Charlie Hedin, a former creative at Acne Studios and co-founder of Eytys, TEKLA creates beautiful home textiles in a careful curation of hues that are in keeping with our hygge lifestyle. Using a ‘super combed’ technique TEKLA’s organic Oeko-Tex terry cotton is super soft, free from harmful chemicals and now a staple in our home. You’ll find us, wrapped in our TEKLA robe for the foreseeable.
Created by couple Molly Goddard and Joel Jeffrey, Desmond & Dempsey was built on their shared love of lazy Sundays. After some time in a long-distance relationship with Molly in Australia and Joel in London, Sunday was the day they always reserved to speak, a day which remained their favourite day of the week, even after the distance was remedied. Once living together, Joel began to notice Molly’s penchant for wearing his shirts to lounge around in, and made it his mission to make one for her… thus Desmond & Dempsey was born. Tailored for modern comfort and using prints designed in-house, their cotton pyjamas are made for relaxing at home in style.
The hunt for the perfect basics ended when Les Tien came into our lives. The LA-based label, founded by Courtney Ogilvie, offers a collection of unisex casualwear in high quality fabrics and tonal colour palettes that are all dyed in-house. Bringing this custom seasonal colour palette to their timeless tracksuit silhouette, Les Tien presents a collection of pieces that can be mixed and matched across hoodies, T-shirts, track pants and shorts. With so many options, we’re spoilt for choice when choosing from this capsule of ‘comfies’.
After spending her nights partying with friends, Olivia von Halle found herself longing to get home, kick off her heels and throw on some luxurious nightwear whilst sipping a nightcap. Fast forward to 2011 when, following years spent as a fashion forecaster in Shanghai, Olivia launched her eponymous label. Inspired by the silk pyjamas worn by Coco Chanel in the 1920s, Olivia Von Halle blurs the lines between nightwear and ready-to-wear with a collection of pyjamas, robes and eye masks. Inspired by travel and culture, Olivia Von Halle’s luxurious designs employ a mixture of sumptuous silk and tactile velvet, enhanced by her delightful use of print and pattern.
With a rich heritage spanning over 60 years, Italian lingerie and nightwear brand La Perla was begun by Ada Masotti as a corsetry atelier in Bologna. Surrounded by silk factories, each piece was packaged like a precious jewel, leading to the brand’s name. Evolving over the years, La Perla has become known for its exquisite pieces, which vary from restrictive corsetry and undergarments to loose-fit, luxurious loungewear. With their distinctive lace and macramé panelling, many of La Perla’s pieces are simply too good to keep under wraps, taking you seamlessly from boudoir to ready-to-wear.
Taking inspiration from the natural world, Susan Beischel founded Skin in 2003 with a focus on using organic cotton materials to create elegant and versatile pieces that allow the wearer to feel comfortable, no matter the occasion. Skin’s super soft fabrics and soothing colour palettes can be worn day and night, either alone at home, or layered with your usual wardrobe staples as the basis for your everyday look. With a minimalist collection of silk slips, basic separates and delicate robes, Beischel’s pieces are the second Skin you’ve been waiting for.
Meaning ‘for the women’, Pour Les Femmes is a socially conscious sleepwear brand that supports women who have faced violence in conflict regions around the world. After visiting Eastern Congo, actress and founder Robin Wright became committed to finding a way to help the struggling women she met there. Partnering with designer Karen Fowler, her friend of over 20 years, the two made it their mission to create something that would bring comfort and security to women all over the world, both in product offering and social mission. Taking their inspiration from vintage nightwear, Pour Les Femmes’ crisp separates and flowing nightgowns are the ethical sleep and loungewear that dreams are made of.
Words by Alexandra Oliver
6th April 2020
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