Flex appeal: we’re perfectly poised for a new way of working

Flex appeal
(Image credit: Ash Kingston)

Left, jacket, £585; shirt, £235; trousers, £375, all by Sykes. Trainers, £385, by Pierre Hardy. Right, tracksuit, £995, by Olivia von Halle. Jumper (underneath), £145, by Wolford. Fashion: Lune Kuipers

Olivia von Halle is one of three designers decreeing that days working from home call for some luxurious comfort. ‘Our silk-cashmere tracksuit is a cheeky nod to sportswear, but it’s never going to be used for sport!’ says von Halle, who recently expanded her luxury pyjama line into one that offers glamorous lurex-stripe tracksuits.

Also riffing on the style rules of remote working, Jo Sykes, the former creative director of Nicole Farhi, has designed a lean 1970s-inspired jacket for the debut collection of her new label Sykes. ‘You have a tailored look with the feel and comfort of a knit,’ she says. ‘It’s deconstructed but still has a sharp silhouette.’

Meanwhile, this waterproof padded gilet by German label Aeance should ensure you cut a dash everywhere. Say brand founders Nadine-Isabelle Baier and Arendt van Deyk, ‘You can wear it in your leisure time, to work or you can do sport in it. There is a quiet luxury in our designs.’ We can’t wait for our next agile working day.

As originally featured in the January 2018 issue of Wallpaper* (W*226)

Vest, by Aeance.

Vest, £410, by Aeance. Top (underneath), £70, by Falke

(Image credit: Aeance, Falke)


For more information, visit the Olivia von Halle website, the Sykes website and the Aeance website