The Pagoda Motel Collection ~ Oliva von Halle
By ALISON CONNOLLY
Olivia von Halle is one of those brands that raise the bar each season, creating luxe loungewear collections that are consistently paired with decadent campaign images. This season’s Pagoda Motel Collection is no exception, with its exotic, bold prints and colors presented in an avant-garde setting. The current campaign is described by the brand as “Familiar yet unknown; it has a dreamlike quality. Within it, three heroines at the centre of a mysterious drama captivate their audience. Yet, they are indifferent. They are uninhibited. They are Galliano’s 90s Geishas, on acid.”
For the past 7 years Olivia von Halle has been creating chic pajamas and robes for her eponymous label, with its most identifiable style being the classic Coco Chanel-inspired silk PJ set. The Coco set is still offered, and gets reinvented each season with eye-catching prints; this time it’s the prowling tiger print (amongst other color and pattern options), last year it was killer sharks. There is also a silk-cashmere tracksuit style in the mix, which is cut in an oversized silhouette that lends itself to an incredibly luxurious drape. At roughly $1,240 per tracksuit, it’s an indulgence that seems wildly reasonable (it is silk mixed with cashmere, after all).
If you’re searching for the full Olivia von Halle experience, or at least a chance to live vicariously through her world, you might want to explore her new London flagship boutique (located in Chelsea). In addition to shopping the world’s most luxurious loungewear in a space set with blush walls and Art Deco furnishings, customers can receive bespoke monogramming and beautiful gift packaging that befits the items being gifted. We love that you can take a little bit of the fantasy home with you, whether it’s something as simple as a silk eye mask, or a full-length silk kimono adorned with prowling tigers! Which item(s) from this season are you coveting for your wardrobe?
Our contributor & artist Tina Wilson recently was inspired by this tiger print in a recent post. See her illustration from the current F/W collection here. https://lingeriebriefs.com/2018/10/01/animal-instinct/
Michelle Yeoh (from Crazy Rich Asians) wearing OVH in The Hollywood Reporter
Campaign Photography and Creative by Nadia Lee Cohen