It’s official: the pyjama fashion trend has officially made its way into menswear as shown in Paris Men’s Fashion Week at the end of June. You can expect that for Spring/Summer 2016, the loose fitting comfort of pyjamas is going to take centre stage in front of the skinny jean. Collections from several fashion houses made the pyjama wearing statement. Dries Van Noten and Louis Vuitton featured robes and short pyjamas in their collections whilst the trend was also spotted on Dolce & Gabbana and Versace in Milan. The trend comes with a certain ease that allows men to pair coordinating tops and bottoms that already match and are ready to wear together. Co-ords are a lasting trend seen in womenswear that function off that same appeal.
The pyjama fashion trend is part of the larger trend of loose-fitting dressing according to Damien Paul, head of menswear at matchesfashion.com, who commented to The Guardian:
“It felt in step with the general movement towards undone dressing that we’ve been seeing for the last couple of seasons.” The informal style worked in womenswear, where pyjama dressing has been seen amongst celebs. and fashionable since around 2012. With gender divides currently being broken down in fashion – skirts on men were on the catwalk at the Givenchy show in Paris – this could be seen as another example of men borrowing from ideas originally tried out in women’s wardrobes. The relaxed mood, and looser fits, could be seen beyond actual pyjamas, as the Paris Sunday shows demonstrated; Paul Smith, known for skinny, sharp tailoring, presented suits with wide-legged trousers and oversized slouchy blazers in a colour palette of citrusy brights. The obvious question is when will we see men’s onesies as part of this pyjama fashion in Paris and Milan?
And on a lighter note we also have to mention pyjama news from the far side of the world. Pyjama Day in Australia was held on Friday, July 17. National Pyjama Day is a fun day aimed at raising funds for the Pyjama Foundation, which works with children in foster care to improve their literacy rates.Ms Barber-White is regional co-ordinator for the Pyjama Foundation and says research shows that children in foster care are significantly less likely to complete their education. A major factor is falling behind in reading and comprehension. In response to the worrisome statistics, the Pyjama Foundation was formed, enabling young children in foster care to have access to a “Pyjama Angel”, volunteers who support, mentor and encourage children by reading books aloud, playing educational games and helping with school work. Great cause and doubtless many wore their adult onesies instead of worrying about pyjama fashion.
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