It’s been raining for three days solid and I can barely drag myself out of the house. No matter though, as I work from home and luckily for the likes of people like me, there’s a whole new fashion and lifestyle category designed to cater just for us.
It’s not pyjamas, it’s not tracksuits (god forbid), but it is cosy and comforting for the work-from-home and namastay-in-bed brigade. So let’s hear it for the ‘Homecoat’ from Offhours, a padded kimono-esque wrap coat to envelop yourself in while doing Headspace meditations on the balcony, or cranking out your investor deck on your daybed. Think of it like a housecoat but with extra togs!
The Offhours ethos is couched in comfort and positivity; the Homecoats are designed in Chinatown, NYC and ethically made in China, while web and Instagram contentcomes in the form of self help-lite essays.
All this self-care wear makes sense in an age of screen fatigue and relentless hustle. Like the trend for padded parkas, wearing what’s akin to a giant comfort blanket is almost a cry for security and respite from the pace of modern living. Well it’s certainly boosting the homebody economy.
In related self-care style news, Tekla Fabrics just landed on my radar. A line of organic blankets, bedding and robes from ex-Acne Studios exec Charlie Hedin, this John Pawson-designed blanket in ‘molten lava’ would be a nice addition to my stack of mohair blankets. Just add a scented candle (but maybe not this one)…
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I know from my stats that you love Gucci Westman’s other products, so I’m expecting these to be a hit. Original storyhere. Gucci’s red lip masterclass – here – is excellent too. (more…)
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