Pyjamas in New York

If there’s one way to convince someone to buy what you’re selling it’s through their sleepy little hearts. And what is the best way to speak to a sleepy little heart? PJs. The subliminal messages that pipe-edged shirts send to the minds of the observer is that of sleep and New York was full of it this season. Thakoon, Alexander Wang and Calvin Klein: why so sleepy?

For all the bohemians out there, Thakoon showed light blue, cropped trousers paired with a shirt so low slung it disappeared into the waistband without even the hint of a buttonhole. Both were edged with red piping; a theme that continued through several looks including micro shorts that look more like sleep shirts and a knee-length coat with a red rope to tie at the waist (a robe no less). Dreamy cloud patterns adorned similar looks… But I’m well aware it’s tie dye so let’s forget I said that.

Alexander Wang sent a similar shirt down the runway in baby blue silk. Cut outs just before the arm and deep pockets so great I’d wear it all day, all night. Wang paired his take with knee-length striped shorts and caged sandals (urgh those sandals).

Calvin Klein took a more subtle approach with the slouchy silks but I see you Mr. Costa. Those I’m-going-for-a-nap clothes aren’t fooling anyone alright? Silk jumpsuits, skirts, slips, hell even crop tops never made ‘Ready to Wear’ pyjamas look so sexy.

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