Say hello to early nights and duvet days, as this winter Browns is introducing nightwear and loungewear with a collection of new brands that give us the much-needed excuse to stay in.
Ensuring ultimate comfort, our new edit of loungewear, pyjamas and silky sets offers the perfect way to treat yourself or another this holiday season. With hand-painted prints from Desmond & Dempsey and sultry eyelash lace trims from La Perla, bedtime has never been more appealing.
Olivia von Halle
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 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.
Desmond & Dempsey
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.
Pour Les Femmes
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 sleepwear that dreams are made of.
3rd December 2019
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