Par Excellence ~ Hanro of Switzerland
By ELLEN LEWIS
I have gotten into the habit lately of tuning into You Tube on my TV to listen (and watch) classical music concerts, particularly where soloists perform. I am quite awe struck by the talent I see, partial to strings and the piano. After all, these artists are already virtuosos, steps above their peers, most who already claim positions in world famous orchestras. These are music masters worthy of global acclaim. Occasionally, a force of nature rises; not only prodigious from birth but someone or something other worldly. Their gifts survive into perpetuity. This is what I experienced when I happened this weekend upon a concert starring the incomparable violinist Itzhak Perlman. I am not sure if it was Tchaikovsky’s concerto or/and Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra, all legacies in their own right, but I knew the moment I heard it begin that I had been transported to another dimension of personal pleasure. Can you imagine the joy one might know hearing it live? This was beyond superior, it was supreme.
Watching Perlman play, one does not think of glamour. One thinks of class, intelligence, perpetual elegance; qualities that transcend time remaining contemporary and essential, just like the Hanro of Switzerland brand, and its heritage of excellence that has propelled it to legend status since its birth 135 years ago. I like to say that with Hanro, it is all about the fabric and it is. The designs are merely a frame for textile innovation and quality unsurpassed in this market. The Violetta Collection, highlighted here, is constructed in Hanro’s proprietary mercerized cotton interlock coupled with a graphic interpretation of guipure design. Available for XS-XL, this Pajama is an icon of modern design: casual, sensual, understated luxury. The beauty of the Hanro aesthetic is its seemingly effortless ascension into a league of its own. Timeless inner and outerwear that one needs only to encounter to know the difference