The ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic has left our dressing habits in disarray. As pubs, restaurants, cinemas and museums lay dormant as various lockdowns engulf the globe, we are left with no reason to dress up. Zoom, a communication medium which pictures people only from the waist-up, is partly to blame for the decline of anything waist-down, leaving the leggings, tracksuits or even pyjama bottoms we wear out of the picture.
Maria Grazia Chiuri, artistic director of Dior, has provided the solution to lockdown dressing with a new capsule collection dedicated entirely to loungewear. Loungewear is defined as casual, comfortable clothing suitable for wearing at home, but this is loungewear as luxury, not necessity. 'Dior Chez Moi' features bikini sets, pyjamas you can wear day and night, bathrobes and more.
Roman artist Pietro Ruffo has translated his signature monochromatic zodiac motifs onto T-shirts, shorts and pyjamas. The adornment of these comfortable items with constellations and far-flung galaxies is perhaps both a reference to and encouragement of the increased amount of sleep we are able to get as a result of being homebound.
If you can afford it, Grazia Chiuri's capsule collection could inject some long-lost joy into the art of getting dressed, making the working from home hustle feel a little brighter.
Shop the ‘Dior Chez Moi’ capsule collection here.