I’m sure I am not alone when I say that during the past few months, my sleepwear has taken an unprecedented priority in my wardrobe. Moving as I do these days, from my bed to my home studio to the kitchen and back again, I rarely find the need to change out of my nightgowns (which now all show the wear of their route in the form of cooking splatters and paint smudges). I wanted sleepwear that didn’t feel like it had become part of quarantine drudgery, and perhaps offered a momentary fantasy of life far away from the pandemic and my bedroom.
Enter Campo Collection.Designed by Sao Paulo-born Cinthia Boni Cordioli, this new ethically sourced and produced sleepwear collection seems to have struck at the right time and with the right note. The designs give nod to the Victorian but also manage to also conjure notes of Georgia O’Keefe and 70’s Yves Saint Laurent muse Loulou de la Falaise. It’s sleepwear with fashion girl bait written all over it, and if the Vogue shoutouts are anything to go by, it seems to be working.
This is sleepwear that goes beyond the bedroom, and with it’s generous shapes and romantic detailing, you can see that Campo Collection would easily fit into wardrobe of women who are fans of designers like Cecile Bahnsen and the Row. Given Cinthia’s time working for fashion houses like Marc Jacobs and Giorgio Armani, her style instincts should come as no surprise. But How did Cinthia intuit this fashion sleepwear moment? I had the pleasure of chatting with Cinthia to discuss the vision she created for Campo Collection, what goes into an slow-fashion brand, and the challenges and prescience of starting a sleepwear line in a pandemic.