THE ART OF
ENTERTAINING AT HOME
Opulent fabrics, relaxed silhouettes and a languid mood: perfect the art of luxuriating in the season’s new take on lounge wear. Chaise longue optional.
This article was originally published on MATCHESFASHION.COM.
This season, the bon vivant is muse. AW16’s designers created luxuriously refined, yet relaxed leisurewear. Think slouchy velvet suiting, diaphanous dresses that graze the floor and jewel-encrusted slides; these pieces are as suited to entertaining guests at home as they are wafting through Marrakech.
Hillier Bartley’s lashings of velvet and silk will satisfy the maximalist, while minimalists may favour The Row’s dialled-back silhouettes – sweeping and fuss free. Romantics, rejoice: opulent robing from Attico epitomises sumptuous at-home outfitting.
For an elegant take on peignoir dressing, look to Italian label Attico. This tassel-adorned satin gown is a lesson in understated opulence. Wear it with silk slippers and minimal jewellery for masterful dinner-party dressing.
The Row takes a typically understated approach to undone dressing – ideal for minimalists. Billowing silk trousers and quietly luxe knitwear combine to effortless effect, best showcased with few or no accessories.
Hillier Bartley interprets bohemia’s new mood with louche embroidered blouses and matching obi belts knotted with inviting nonchalance. The key is in the contrast; the new bohemian offsets silk with denim for a distinctly modern contrast.
To achieve mastery in languid opulence, it’s practically imperative to mix lounge-worthy cardigans with evening-ready slips. Opt for long, graduated lengths, as seen at Ryan Roche, adding a pair of knotted satin slides underfoot.