FASHIONING A NEW ERA
Drawing inspiration from the Golden Age of Fashion, emerging talent, Thattaworn Sugunnasil has created a new collection of uniforms featuring French tailoring, an art developed during his time in Paris.
Founder and Creative Director of Vvon Sugunnasil, Thattaworn is the designer of choice for high fashionistas in Thailand with his designs featuring regularly in the pages of the top glossy magazines. Commenting on his work: “My ideas for the Eastern & Oriental Express uniforms are inspired by the actual travel experience which is of a level beyond luxury; sensual onboard refinement and inspiring views along the way.”
The silhouettes frame a minimalist interpretation of classic Oriental style with sabai draping necklines, prominent buttons, and subtle adornments.
Individual uniforms are specifically designed for each area of the train; the Bar Manager is attired in elegant emerald silk whilst the Train Manager will wear a bespoke single-breasted charcoal suit. In the dining cars, waiters wear classic white shirts and black trouser ensembles with sharp lines for a contemporary twist.
The train’s pianist, who is a legend aboard the rails, will wear striking red velvet – all featuring classic tailoring that reflects the timeless luxury of rail travel.
Eastern & Oriental Express travels on one of the most magical and memorable routes in the world. Travelling through stunning scenery from Singapore through Malaysia and across central and southern Thailand, to and from Bangkok.
With its iconic green and gold carriages and elegant interiors evoking the nostalgia and glamour of a bygone era, the train carries just 82 guests in ensuite air-conditioned cabins with two dining cars, a bar car and outdoor observation car from which to enjoy the scenic landscapes of Southeast Asia.