Three Graces London Nightwear Can Be Worn to the Nearest Beach

2 years ago

You know you’re doing something right as a designer when people buy (what you intended as) nightwear, to wear to the beach. After launching her label Three Graces London in 2015, that’s the situation Catherine Johnson found herself in.

What started off as a luxury lingerie and nightwear label soon expanded to include loungewear, and even introduced swimwear last year. Johnson, who’s the former head of design at Ted Baker, taps ateliers across Europe to source the finest handmade cotton, linen, silk and cheesecloths. She even supports manufacturing in Europe.

The flowing cotton-poplin dresses, ruched and tasseled just so, are the ultimate treats to give…yourself! Think ruched maxi nightgowns, cheesecloth smocks, striped kaftans, loose camisoles and robes with lace panelling. She arrived at the aesthetic when she had personally moved beyond the sexy, satin nightwear of the Agent Provocateur variety. Much like Rosetta Getty, she designs for herself. “Sexy is already done very well in the market, this is more about easy elegance,” Johnson told WWD.

She firmly believes that holiday packing shouldn’t be a task. “The three things I think every woman should pack is a silk slip — preferably vintage — to wear as an evening dress, during the day with trainers or simply to bed, a light cashmere shawl and at least one eccentric thing, such as interesting costume jewellery or a great evening bag,” Johnson told the Evening Standard. We love the sound of it!

Three Graces London is now at Le Mill