Sunday, 28 July 2013

Dreaming of high fashion

In April last year Rihanna caused controversy among the fash pack at the premier of Battle Ships. Instead of walking the red carpet in the usual floor length frocks and delicately crafted jewellery, she turned up to the event in a light blue silk pyjama suit. Oh the scandal!

Despite the hugely split opinions, I fell in love with the look and so did a large proportion of clothes lovers who went after their own sleepwear inspired ensembles. For quite a while the whole concept was "a thing" and thanks to designers including Louis Vuitton the look spread like stylish wild fire among high fashion followers.

It seems that this year clothes inspired by those that would usually be tucked under your pillow are making a come back. Once again, for A/W 2013 Louis Vuitton have lead the way, this time with a more delicate approach. Replacing the trouser suits and long sleeved shirts are light silk dresses reminiscent of nighties and slightly more structured coats seemingly based on the humble dressing gown. It's as though the pyjamas suits of a few seasons ago have taken a stiletto clad step towards a feminine A/W.

Soft touches were also introduced throughout the collection. Sheer and embroidered panels, fur covered clutch bags and shoes, as well as thin waist belts, all bought together the feminine feel of the show. Though the use of such delicate, yet extremely grown up, accessories, Louis Vuitton successfully made sleepwear wearable once again.

What do you think of the collection?
Bethany Paige X

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