The kammez nightgown shown here is made of sky-blue oxford cotton. The fabric used for this shirt is an oxford: it will delight fans of this famous weaving in a seasonal version. Its somewhat rustic appearance and its natural, sober touch are counterbalanced by a comfortable hand. Indeed, the fibre was "broken" by dint of washing, giving it great softness. This will increase even more with use!
About ten years ago, Patric Hollington developed this model to expand the range of lazy wear from the hollington collections. At the time, he was looking to design a nightgown and was inspired by “shalwar kameez", the traditional unisex dress from South Asia. “Shalwar” refers to lose pants; the "kameez" is the shirt, as long as a tunic.
In the beginning, we did sell it as a nightgown that is very comfortable to wear and to touch. But over time, some of you divert its use, or rather goit back to it.
Women make it their own and wear it like a tunic dress, accessorizing. it with jewellery or a belt; men wear it like ... a kamiz, that is, over trousers and with a waistcoat. This very trendy style gives them an oriental elegance, fine and delicate.
The bottom of the shirt is rounded and slit on the sides. To solidify these openings, a ‘swallow’ is placed there. This pretty name stands for the isosceles triangles of fabric that prevents tearing and appeals to fans of neat details.
For both practicality and aesthetics, Patric Hollington designed two large patch pockets on the front. At the hips, they are cut at an angle so you can immerse your whole hand.
Very long – it goes below the knee – and wide cut, our Kameez has really been designed to be worn when sleeping. If you want to wear it as a tunic, choose a size below your usual shirt size! If you hesitate, refer to the size guide located at the top of the product sheet: the detailed measurements are indicated there.