The idea for a silk dressing gown collection came from an inspirational trip that I took to Japan in early 2016. On returning it was my intention to create a range of kimono. But after careful consideration I realised that it would be better to follow a European tradition rather than to try to appropriate another culture.
The silk dressing gown has long been an iconic luxury garment in the West, dating back easily to the 17th Century. More recently I have noticed that interest in the gowns has spread to women, demonstrating their universal unisex charm. The fit is loose and not tailored and the unlined silk feels luxurious on the skin, so who am I to limit the gowns appeal to just men.
Each gown in the collection has an original surface pattern created by myself, which has been digitally printed onto a Lightweight Twill Silk. The style is classic, featuring a shawl collar, rifle cuffs and a sash belt in plain dyed silk.
All the gowns are printed and manufactured entirely in England.