HANRO designer Elena Panagopoulos tells us in an interview why the new 'Pure Comfort' loungewear range is her absolute favorite of the autumn/winter 2021 collection and why corduroy as well as tone-on-tone looks are back in fashion. She also reveals some styling tips.

Our new loungewear 'Pure Comfort' in corduroy look is comfortable and keeps its shape its shape even when worn for a long time.



How do you came up with the idea of designing loungewear in a corduroy look?

I discovered the fabric at our Italian supplier and was immediately thrilled. The longitudinal structure offers a wonderful contrast to the smooth shiny fabric which we also use in the 'Pure Comfort' series. Moreover, the corduroy rib look is totally in style again and goes well with smooth fabrics.

Why are Corduroy and monochrome looks making such a big comeback in fashion?

Corduroy and longitudinal ribs are cozy, chick and casual at the same time. Especially in the trendy layering look corduroy pieces set beautifully accents which give the outfit more dimension. Corduroy is back in fashion for a few winters now. This trend material is experiencing a revival of the 70s and 80s. In addition, this season is all about monochrome looks: whether indoors or outdoors, the monochrome combinations are a trend this fall, with which you are simply and always well dressed.


What material do we use for the „Pure Comfort” loungewear?

In 'Pure Comfort' we work with two different materials that complement each other wonderfully. The jumper and trousers in corduroy look are made from ribbed fabric of 95% cotton with a small amount of elastane. For the cardigan and trousers in a smooth, shiny interlock we use a viscose blend. Both fabrics are sourced from our long-lasting partners in Italy.

What is a special feature of the corduroy rib material?

It not only looks modern and special, but is also very stable and opaque. Even slight dents on the skin do not press through the fabric. In addition, the material is particularly warming in the cold season due to the dense knit.


Your styling tip for „Pure Comfort“?

Personally, I like the tone-on-tone combination of the ribbed trousers with straight legs and matching jumper in fashionable A-line with a mock neck (stand-up collar) in the color Sandshell. For the perfect office look, I pair a plain white blouse with ribbed trousers. But the corduroy look can also be styled elegantly, for example with our 'Celia' collection in printed viscose woven fabric with a dark green base.



Because the ribbed fabric tend to be a little heavier, the pieces should not sit too tightly on the body, but rather be worn a little oversized.




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