Olivia Von Halle: Luxury nightwear inspired by the Orient

Olivia Von Halle's Autumn/Winter 2013 collection

Olivia Von Halle’s Autumn/Winter 2013 collection

If you want to treat yourself to some luxurious nightwear this season (or you know someone who would like to treat you) then you have to go a long way to beat Olivia Von Halle, one of our all-time fave designers.

The designer famously started the brand because she wanted to create the perfect PJs for lounging around in at the end of night out that could easily accommodate everyone from tall, long-legged girls to those with petite frames. The result is a collection with a sizing system that combines height and dress size to help you find the perfect fit.

The vintage inspiration behind the luscious autumn/winter 2013 nightwear collection is 1920s Shanghai, and everything from the colours and prints to the fabrics is just beautiful.

Shanghai in the Twenties was known as the Pearl of the Orient, and it is the essence of this heady time that the designer has attempted to recapture with her new collection, in homage to the city that was in fact the birthplace of the brand itself.

Inspired by the distinctive Art Deco architecture of Sir Victor Sassoon in Shanghai, the collection’s stunning prints work perfectly with its rich and vibrant palette of jewel tones.

Popular lines return in the new season colours, such as the Lila pyjamas with their silk piping, French seams and mother of pearl buttons. Oversized shirt style and shorts set Alba introduces two new geometric prints, while tailored Coco comes in silk crepe de chine in ivory, purple and teal.

This season also sees Olivia Von Halle add two Oriental kimonos – a short and a long version – to the collection to sit alongside the popular pyjamas. In a beautiful fan print in teal and purple, these are fab additions to the range and we love the fact that you can wear the short kimono as a jacket in summer if you are so inclined.

You can browse and buy the collection online at Oliviavonhalle.com. Prices range from £295 for short and shirt set Alba to £330 for Lila and Coco pyjamas to more than £500 for the long kimono. We did say this was luxury nightwear!

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