In the northern latitudes, autumn is in the air. Soon the nights will be cool. All summer we slept in the equivalent of a postage stamp. Now we want to snuggle down in scrumptious silk pajamas. They look nice out of bed too. Jane’s Vanity loves Pajama Time.
New PJ possibilities have just arrived from Morpho + Luna, the wonderful Italian lingerie house. We check out three variations of their classic button-down pajama style, each a brilliant embodiment of textile art and craft.
Let’s begin with the Colette Smoke Dancing Butterflies Silk Pajamas. The geometric print on silk twill is inspired by an original Japanese Art Deco Katagami stencil pattern discovered at the renowned Mantero fabric archive in Como, Italy. Piped in black, the fabric’s heathered shades of black, grey, and ivory are soothingly chic. For PJ cocktail time, just add heels and lippy.
Next, the Colette Blu Jardin de Nuit Silk Pajamas speak to us in the language of flowers. The intricate floral design of teal blue, green, gray, and white is informed by botanical drawings from the 17th and 18th centuries. The pattern sends an intentional message of courage, strength, love, hope, and desire, delivered via 22 momme mulberry silk charmeuse that is 100% natural, breathable, and hypoallergenic.
We long to accessorize the loungy Ines Ivory Lullaby Leaves Pajamas. The bespoke fabric design represents another collaboration with the Mantero archive, this time their Japanese Art Deco florals of the 1920s to 1940s. A stylized tangle of flowers and vines, in shades of red, bronze, brown, and black is printed on a background of ivory twill.
As nostalgic as the season, JV’s silk pajamas will be our autumn soulmates.