Trend Watch: Sleepwalkers

Creatures of comfort, it's time to get out of bed.
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From left: Alice Ritter, Buckler, and Yigal Azrouel fall/winter 2007 collections
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The recent bout of sub-zero temps prompted the wise and wily to order up a pile of silk long-johns or, at the very least, daydream about old flannel nighties and footy pajamas. Foul weather is a good enough reason for a lounging lock-down, but what of the new crop of designer onesies and sleepwear we've been spying lately—could a relaxed new loungewear style be moving beyond the bedroom?
Fast-forward to the fall 2007 shows when more than a few designers took the concept of nightwear to new extremes. Buckler and Victor Glemaud both experimented with loose knit separates, while Alice Ritter and Yigal Azrouel played around with the shape and purpose of the nightie. But the most radical departure came in the form of a grownup onesie by Adam Kimmel. This undeniably odd uni-thing took cozy, gauzy, slouchy, and slinky to new leisurely levels…and it worked.
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From left: Victor Glemaud and Adam Kimmel fall/winter 2007 collections
But would we be inclined to button up these fashionable under-alls for the streets of New York? Not sure…but for ordering in on nights of The Agency? Definitely.
—Christene Barberich and Piera Gelardi
Victor Glemaud photograph by Jason Frank Rothenberg
Creatures of comfort, it's time to get out of bed.
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