Purveyors of the finest loungewear..
Outstanding craftsmanship meets conscious minimal bliss. Parhela® is for those seeking a new equilibrium with an introspective lifestyle and a long-term vision of fashion. We produce our pieces at a slow pace in very limited quantities, side-stepping the traditional fashion seasonal calendar. Our sartorially-wholesome pieces are made to last, reducing the environmental impact by combatting overproduction and seasonal waste. With our commitment to fair labour practices and social responsibility, you can feel at ease wearing our pieces. We aim to assist you in curating an ethically responsible chill-wear wardrobe.
Our label celebrates minimalism, timeless wares and impeccable cuts, juxtaposing design and immaculate attention to detail. We have meticulously curated the finest fabrics and trims from some of the best mills and suppliers in Europe to make all Parhela® pieces stand on their own.
Through a contemporary tailoring approach to our designs, we seek the perfect cut for all genders, stripping back original sartorial staples to their bare essentials. Outrageous quality and strong construction are coupled with consciously sourced materials, ethically crafted with our sustainably-minded partners in London, all delivered to you in luxury eco-friendly packaging.
Parhelia are formed from hexagonal ice crystals in high and cold cirrus clouds or, during very cold weather, by ice crystals drifting in the air at low levels. These crystals act as prisms, bending the light rays passing through them, creating 22° ice halos. As the crystals sink through the air they become vertically aligned, refracting the sunlight horizontally so that Parhelia are observed.
The logo mark itself was inspired by a beautiful illustration documented in 1493 in the Nurenberg Chronicles, which depicted a Parhelion as two inner-facing moons surrounding the sun. Aristotle wrote about Parhelions in his meteorology book dated 350 BC, and quoted “Two mock suns rose with the sun and followed it all through the day until sunset”.