While loungewear of the slinky negligee, maribou-trimmed and lacey nightgown variety may be all the rage with Pre-Fall’s 2020 boudoir-inspired trend, we do have a soft spot for good old PJs. Somehow, these co-ord sets bring back the nostalgic ritual of dressing up for bed – something that Japanese brands like Muji and Uniqlo have perfected with their respective pyjamas ranges.
There is also the romance of the pyjamas, best immortalised in Old Hollywood films like The Palm Beach Story (1942). That movie featured an iconic scene of Claudette Colbert dressed in a pair of men’s striped pyjamas. The Grace Kelly and James Stewart 1954 thriller Rear Window also offered plenty of on-screen time for the men’s pyjamas and nightgown. Talk about celluloid dreams.
Now, Danish label Tekla – a go-to for high-quality sleepwear and bathrobes – is making the case to bring back the PJs with the launch of its new unisex collection on www.teklafabrics.com. Available in both striped and solid colourways of neutrals, pretty pinks and pastel blues, the gender-neutral and size-inclusive (they range from XS to XL) designs come as a shirt (£135 or S$232), pants (£110 or S$189) and shorts (£85 or S$146) which gives you the choice of mixing and matching your sleepwear. Each design is made in Portugal using 100 per cent sustainable organic cotton – proving that thread count matters when getting some shut yee.