Toronto-based Designer Mani Jassal Is Launching Loungewear
Check out the 54-piece collection starting with an Instagram Live preview tonight at 6pm EST.
Typically known for creating decadent eveningwear and bridal pieces inspired by her Indian heritage, Toronto-based designer Mani Jassal is releasing a 54-piece loungewear collection today that’s sure to offer plenty of WFH style inspo. The pieces are all hand-made in Jassal’s studio in Vaughan, Ont., and will be previewed tonight at 6pm EST as she invites fans into her home for a glimpse of the collection plus an Instagram Live Q&A.
‘Chez Moi by Mani Jassal’ boasts an array of comfy-meets-chic items including drawstring sweatpants and skirts, robes, underwire-free bras and t-shirts, all inspired by a style moment Jassal refers to as “Work Mani” versus “Dressed Up Mani” – totally relatable right now, no? And several items from the collection will be made-to-order, aligning with a sustainably-minded approach to design.
Jassal says in a press release that while she initially considered creating a loungewear collection in the Spring of 2019, this felt like the right moment to move forward with the new assortment. Expect to see athleisure hero fabrics such as jersey, fleece and satin reimagined in Jassal’s South Asian-influenced aesthetic alongside more elevated fabrics like lace, plus the occasional embellishment appearing for extra oomph.
Pieces that have become signatures in Jassal’s existing eveningwear collections, like the OG Mirror Bustier, are also incorporated into the ‘Chez Moi’ line, showing just how versatile and self-expressive the booming loungewear category can be. With that in mind, 2021’s motto might likely well be: WFH, but make it fashion.
Written by Kartia Velino