Pyjama Party
Prestige Hong Kong|November 2017

This nightwear staple gets a stylish makeover. SHEENA KHEMANEY speaks to Francesca Ruffini, the creative force behind For Restless Sleepers.

Francesca Ruffini

A FEW YEARS AGO, the thought of stepping out of the house in nothing but a pair of designer shoes and a two-piece printed pyjama set would have earned a few gasps, several stares and endless fashion-police comments, but in recent times this has all changed – drastically. Nowadays, it’s no big deal. Celebrities such as Gigi Hadid, Rihanna and Salma Hayek (notice the age range) have all been photographed out and about, from the red carpet to airport arrivals, wearing their own unique versions of the loose-fitting PJ. It’s the same with fashion heavyweights, for example, Sarah Rutson and Pernille Teisbæk (the list goes on).

One person we do have to credit for making it perfectly acceptable to wear nightwear during the day – and in public – is Francesca Ruffini, the founder and designer of Italian label For Restless Sleepers (F.R.S). Why? Because most of the elegant tops, bottoms and dresses from her luxurious brand (launched in 2015) are, in fact, inspired by humble jim jams. Every piece is made in Italy and designed to be worn outside of the bedroom, almost as an homage to #iwokeuplikethis.

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