Coming from a cosmopolitan background, designer Raphaëlla Riboud took inspiration from her childhood travels to the U.S. and the U.K. when she decided to launch her collection of high-end pajamas, recalling a lifestyle of laid-back luxury and a little nod to Nineties grunge, when lingerie strolled down the street.
She presented her first collection a year-and-a-half ago and it was immediately snapped up by Colette in Paris and Tomorrowland in Japan.
Now in its fourth season, the line is produced in France in a factory that specializes in fine silk fabrics such as georgette, crepe and twill.
“It really starts with the fabric,” Riboud said in her chic Bohemian apartment, overlooking the Palais Royal gardens. The charming summer collection, partly inspired by her Indian roots, features a “coat of arms” print in vibrant blue and yellow with soft pink side bands, pajama pants and shorts, and bright fuchsia hooded shirts, and cornflower blue cotton jersey or navy silk pajamas, both with contrasting piping.
“My idea of sexy is a woman who jumps out of bed dressed in her lover’s attire,” added Riboud. The tight, well-edited offering will add some embroideries and lace numbers in the future, and Riboud expects to develop a small line of accessories as well.
The collection will be presented at the Raphaëlla Riboud showroom from June 30 to July 5, at Agence M&K: Perséphone Kessanidis, 46 Rue Pierre Charron, 75008.
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