THE ADVENTURE ISSUE
As senior designer at Lolita Lempicka, Jessica Linklater spent 10 years traveling between Paris and India and the Far East producing prêt-à-porter collections. During that time she stayed in a lot of hotels— enough to grow bored with standard-issue dressing gowns. Inspired by a photograph of Lauren Bacall looking “effortlessly
chic” in a gown as she had breakfast with Humphrey Bogart, she set about creating the perfect travel robe. The result is Robe de Voyage, handwoven travel robes that are lightweight, easy to pack, and casually chic.
Scribble, the pattern for the first collection—designed in London, tailored in Paris by a retired cutter from Dior, and individually screenprinted and put together in Delhi—is inspired by David Hockney’s paintings of sunlight on water.
The robes and kurtas, are, of course, just the thing to take on your next adventure. Seasoned traveler Linklater says her ultimate trip would be “a leisurely cruise along the Nile, with my family and a sprinkling of friends, in a Nour El Nil boat, followed by
a relaxing spell in a desert retreat in Siwa.”