Beneath the ornate Edwardian lobby of London’s Connaught Hotel lies a portal from England to the East. The Aman Spa at the Connaught is a refuge of tranquillity amidst the hustle and bustle of the city above.
The initial project was undertaken on very tight deadlines. Having successfully completed this initial brief we were glad to continue the relationship and redo the uniforms three years later with a different organic brief. Having previously used polyester fabrics they were keen to move towards an organic solution, Aman Spa decided to try Fashionizer’s exclusive Cotton Performance Fabric (CPF), whilst maintaining a unique uniform style.
At this spa two brands had to work together harmoniously: the uniforms encompassing the British Victorian luxury of the Connaught whilst hinting at eastern fashion and modern style of Aman Spa. In addition to this on a practical level the garments had to fulfil two briefs offering a professional and welcoming reception solution whilst maintaining a practical move ability, ensuring staff are cool, comfortable and have full flexibility and movement (needed for Thai massage). Fashionizer’s exclusive Cotton performance fabric has specific qualities to achieve these needs: breathable due to natural fibre, extra strength do to its rib stop weave complimented by its slight stretch content. Ensuring that the new uniforms maintained a unique look for the spa in terms of style whilst achieving a practical solution to the demands of a spa uniform.