March 1, 2012


There is a change in the air towards a more casual everday way of dressing. Casual but still luxurious. Think silk, comfort, and pyjamas. I am not yet convinced on whether this pyjamas thing is a fresh new concept or a backwards overexaggerated trend.
Left: Hanneli Mustaparta for the article The Verdict Is In: Pajama Dressing. Right: A look from Elizabeth and James Fall 2012 ready-to-wear collection.
Fashiontoast sporting Alexa Chung for Madewell pjs. Looks good in the loungy context of Hawaii.

Image via this article about the 2010 Shanghai Expo citywide propaganda against pyjamas dressing in public. I think the guy on the left looks pretty boss. The Shanghainese are such trendsetters.
Illustration via the New York Times article The Pajama Games Closes in ShanghaiThis is fashion policing on steroids! Here are some interesting responses to the article.

What do you think? Is it proper etiquette to dress in your pjs in public?

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