A good night’s sleep or a recharging lounge day calls for an absorbing book, a cup of hot herbal tea and, most importantly, a fresh set of cozy yet stylish PJs. Arriving just in time for Tokyo’s brisk winter months is Japanese sleepwear brand Gelato Pique’s latest collaboration celebrating the late French chef and restaurateur Joël Robuchon.
If you haven’t yet joined the Gelato Pique PJ cult, you might wonder what sets this ultra-fluffy range apart from other comfy sleepwear. For one, since launching in 2008, the brand has built a reputation for being the go-to choice for those who like to goro goro around their apartments wrapped in luxurious fabrics. Aside from the attention to detail that goes into each design and the soft-as-souffle materials used, the collections follow current streetwear trends, appealing to modern working women and men who not only deserve some indulgent downtime but also want to lounge around in style.
Also, you can’t help but love walking into a store where all the staff are dressed in pajamas.
The latest collaboration with Joël Robuchon brings a slightly more mature twist to the brand’s signature pastel colors. This limited-edition collection presents a new range of T-shirts, sweaters, socks and slippers to keep the winter chill at bay.
Fulfilling our dreams of a comfortable (and affordable) sleepwear option is the oversized tee featuring a print of either “Gelato Pique” in cream or “Joël Robuchon” in jet black. This light piece is made from a silk blend and is perfect for throwing on after a long soak in a yuzu-filled tub.
If you’re looking for something to pair with sweatpants or your favorite Gelato Pique wide-legged bottoms, go for the standard tee. Alternatively, the new Joël Robuchon collab also includes a simple, casual shirt with one of the chef’s impactful quotes. In cream, you can read “La cuisine nous enseigne d’innombrables choses,” which translates to “Cooking teaches us countless things.” Perfect for staying in or wearing on a do-nothing Sunday, this shirt is our number-one choice for a chic loungewear staple.
Prefer a more plush sensation? Stick with Gelato Pique’s ever-so-dreamy classic cashmere. The “Smoothie” line is not only as soft and fluffy as candyfloss but it’ll add that extra level of snugness to your sleepwear for when the temperature dips to zero.
We recommend the maxi nightdress, available in the Robuchon black, for bingeing the latest season of Queer Eye. Or, if you’re looking for something to throw over your pajamas, choose the cardigan with the brand’s beloved oversized pockets.
They haven’t forgotten about your feet, either. Keep those tootsies warm (and retain body heat while you’re at it) with a matching pair of socks and slippers in cool gray. Naturally a perfect match with any of the Joël Robuchon collection items, but neutral enough to pair with any other PJ pieces you might already have in your closet.
The limited-edition Joël Robuchon collection is available from November 22.
For Gelato Pique’s contact details, check out our Concierge listing.