F.R.S. for restless sleepers
With F.R.S., the pyjama is released from the realm of the strictly private and its specifically nocturnal purpose, transforming itself into an attitude comprising lightweight fabrics that look good anywhere
F.R.S. is the monogram of Francesca Ruffini, the heart of this project and a true monogram addict, yet with a touch of tongue-in-cheek irony, and stands for “For Restless Sleepers”. The creative itinerary on the theme of the pyjama, driven by all kinds of piping, the essential hallmark of all garments that carry the F.R.S signature is more about a fun new interpretation that leaves behind the old clichés, instead of referring to the hackneyed garment we know so well. In doing so, it makes an independent and precise declaration of taste. The vision F.R.S has of the pyjama draws near to the origins of this emblematic garment from the East and has always been a multitasking garment, blurring its ancestral meaning with the more perplexing modernity, reinventing that bizarre two-fold combination of practicality and poetry. A “voyage autour d’une chamber” An overlapping of fluid patterns of the ’50s, floral moods and vaguely optical ’70s geometrics, clashing timbres and overlapping patterns and textures.
The fabrics used are all made exclusively for F.R.S, and come from the finest production and printing ateliers of Como, all repositories of a unique heritage. The DNA of Como silk, an exceptional journey and indissolubly linked to the experimentation in aesthetics and style of F.R.S.
The silk, the great motif, embraces an extraordinary variety of frame weaving types, exploring a range of flexible and variable weights, prints and consistencies. They include cloqué lame, jacquards including embroidered types, geometric macramé on organza and taffeta which, with an unusual shimmering effect, simulates fur.
Then there is the twill, crêpe de Chine, duchesse and the exquisite tassels applied on top.
The colour effects underline the dialectic of the prints, whipping them into a frenzy, coagulating their meaning and underlying value.
Illusory patterns of trompe-l’oeil fur, animal prints that are fragmented and as evasive as pixels, macro and micro tie patterns, fragments of gypset, bouquet of peonies and large and giant-size roses, or conversely, tiny bunches included in garlands and Arcadian crowns.
F.R.S. ideally represets the perfect, harmonious fusion between the world and the outdoor, tackled in an equally nonchalant manner.
“Your world, your innermost, most private existence”, explains Francesca Ruffini, “will be able to travel anywhere and anytime with you in a simple suitcase”.