These Silk Robes Are Traveling Supermodels' Best-kept Secret
Collectively, we’ve gotten quite lazy over the years when it comes to our travel garb. We’ve kicked vanity to the curb in exchange for total and complete comfort. But what if we could have both?
Jewelry editor turned fashion designer Grace Fuller dreamed up her line of luxe silk robes on her return flight home from Paris. She was on a work trip that had her going straight from 8 a.m. to midnight with not much time to change in between appointments. Frustrated by her poor packing job, she started the sketches for what has now become her ultimate travel essential — a silk robe that can take her from day to night without sacrificing time or style.
Aside from it being the perfect item to wear in transit, it’s also ideal for long days at your chosen destination. “The idea is that at breakfast you can wear your CINQUE robe open over a T-shirt and jeans, close it midday [to be worn as a coat], and alone as a dress for evening,” says Fuller.
Fans of the brand include It-girls like Emily Ratajkowski and Jessica Hart, who have been spotted wearing CINQUE on their travels.
While all her robes are made in New York, Fuller sources silks from India, Italy, and Thailand, collecting inspiration from each of these countries that is then manifested into her designs. Fuller adds to the simplicity of her high-end silk robes with refined, worldly touches like Chinese prayer mats stitched on the back or mink cuffs.
The marriage of this simple silhouette and high-end quality and tailoring is the modern solution for a common quandary most working women have while traveling for business. So if you have dreams like me of strutting around a new city looking as glamorous as Carole Lombard, then wrap yourself up in a CINQUE robe and call it a day.
To buy: $2,800, cinqueworld.com