Lufthansa has unveiled new special edition Porsche Design-branded pajamas in its first class cabins, which I sampled on my flight to Frankfurt last week. I must admit I prefer these ones to the old ones.
Special Edition Porsche Design Lufthansa First Class Pajamas
The pajamas are still made by Van Laack, a German fashion company with its headquarters in Mönchengladbach that has made PJs for Lufthansa (and SWISS) for many years. But the blue or brown collared shirts are gone and the pajamas now appear to be unisex.
My pajamas were black and the big difference was the Mandarin-style collar, which I think looks more modern (it reminded me a bit of the old Shanghai Tang pajamas in Cathy Pacific first class).
Most importantly, my pajamas were comfortable and the medium sized shirt and large trousers fit well. Pockets remain, which I find essential in pajamas and frankly in any pants.
Other than the label inside the shirt, I did not notice any Porsche branding on the outside. Porsche Design is a German product design studio and brand founded in 1972 by F. A. Porsche, the designer of the original Porsche 911, known for its high-end accessories.
A couple other changes I noticed:
- hot towels are back (yay!)
- La Prairie amenities from the lavatory are gone – in its place are cremes from Augustinus Bader (still expensive, but not quite as premium)
Finally, a flight attendant told me that the contract with Rimowa had officially ended and that there would be no Rimowa-branded amenity kits rotated in. If true, that’s too bad.
If you’re flying Lufthansa this month, look for special edition Porsche Design pajamas, which I prefer to the pajamas we’ve seen for years. The poor tired model aside, these are nice-looking PJs that you will want to take with you if you wear PJs at home.