Belmond Launches Art & Fashion in Motion 2018 on the Eastern & Oriental Express
On behalf of Belmond, we are delighted to announce the launch of Art and Fashion in Motion 2018 aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express. Art and Fashion meet travel as one of the nostalgic carriages received an artist’s makeover by Thai artist, Somnuek (Parn) Klangnok; with whimsical drawings evoking a sense of fantasy; and celebrating the glamour of travel, Thai fashion house Vvon Sugunnasil introduces stylish new uniforms.
Rolling throughout Southeast Asia, Parn’s creations are inspired by the magical sensation of travelling in a fantasy world and his personal experience of travelling aboard Eastern & Oriental Express. The artwork depicts an ethereal world of Princes & Princesses, adorned with beautiful flowers, travelling in their joyful fantasy world for eternity celebrating the Art of Living Well. Drawing inspiration from the Golden Age of Fashion, Thattaworn Sugunnasil – the designer of choice for high fashionistas in Thailand – has created a new collection of uniforms featuring French tailoring, an art developed during his time in Paris. The silhouettes of the uniform frame a minimalist interpretation of classic Oriental style with sabai draping necklines, prominent buttons, and subtle adornments. Individual uniforms have been specifically designed for each area of the train; all featuring classic tailoring that reflects the timeless luxury of rail travel.
Celebrating 25 years of iconic rail journeys this year, Eastern & Oriental Express embodies the golden age of romantic rail travel mixing old world glamour with new cutting-edge designs and modern artwork – contemporary nostalgia. 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.
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