All those pajama-esque ensembles you saw on the fall runways need not be relegated to the bedroom. Piamita—the brainchild of designer Cecilia de Sola and Karla Martinez, W’s Fashion Market and Accessories Director—was fueled by the quest for casual pieces that are at once chic and comfortable. (A third partner, Luiza Leitao, focuses on production.) “The idea at first was to find the perfect pajama,” says de Sola. “Then it developed into loungewear, which is usually a little scruffy.” There’s nothing schlumpy about Piamita’s debut resort collection, which runs the gamut from the slouchy Talitha harem pant to the Lauren column dress—either of which could easily be paired with heels for late-night cocktails. Everything is done in silk charmeuse, crepe de chine, and stretch georgette, in solids or such prints as Tangato/Tangatito, an abstract motif inspired by de Sola’s 13-year-old cat; or Abanico, a riff on the fans used by the designers’ grandmothers to stay cool (barneys.com; $75–$500).
Lounge Wizards: Courtesy Of Piamita;