Exclusive Q&A with designer Olivia von Halle
Posted on September 17 2012
Perfect for sleeping in on lazy Sunday mornings or for impromptu late nights with girlfriends and champagne, they are a must-have item for every woman.
We're so excited to launch Olivia von Halle's highly-coveted luxurious silk pyjama sets, exclusive to Sheer!
Here's an close-up interview with the designer behind it all.
What inspired you to start Olivia von Halle?
I was working as a trend forecaster in Shanghai, China and had the most incredible tailor. He was every girl’s wildest dream and could replicate Lanvin dresses from pages torn out of Vogue. One day I started fantasising about how elegant it would be to have a beautiful pair of printed silk pyjamas to lounge around in when coming home from partying with friends. He made me a pair and I instantly became addicted to them and started wearing them all the time. Friends begged me to make them some and before I knew it I had an order list longer than my tailor could ever manage, so I decided to launch the Olivia von Halle brand.
Supermodel Fei Fei Sun wearing Olivia von Halle pajamas in ELLE China
What's your favorite activity while wearing your silk pajamas?
Come back from a club with lots of friends, putting my pyjamas on and accessorising them with fur and jewels and staying up all night drinking gin, dancing and partying.
What do you miss about living in Shanghai?
I miss taking taxis everywhere, the delicious Chinese food, my ayi and my tailor. Luckily my little sister still lives there so I get to go and visit her four times a year!
Who is your favorite lingerie designer?
It has to be Fleur of England, they have the most beautiful cuts and nothing makes me feel sexier!
What's next for Olivia von Halle?
I want Olivia von Halle to be the global go-to brand for luxury nightwear, and we would like to develop our range outside of pyjamas. For next season we have developed a beautiful pyjama style printed silk shirt, with matching shorts, and from this I want to develop a chemise, robe and slippers.
Already having been featured in Grazia, Sunday Times Style Magazine, Marie Claire, Easy Living, Tatler, Elle China, Vogue.com and Daily Candy... we are anxious to see what she comes up with next!
Olivia von Halle silk pyjama sets in printed shades of pink, lavender, and baby blue with white piped silk trims, now available exclusively at Sheer.