Working as a server at the exclusive Bungalow 8 club at the St. Martins Lane hotel in London just became a little bit more competitive. The staff’s uniforms will now be designed by Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi from the label Preen in a similar aesthetic to their F/W 10 collection (above). “They’re based on a cocktail dress and have thick straps, one is in lace, and then the skirt is drape-y so there’s movement to it,” explains Thornton of the result of the collaboration – which came about when the hotel approached the duo with the idea. “They really liked what we did and asked if we’d be interested to do the uniforms for the girls. We met with them and talked about the practicalities that they need,” he said. These one-of-a-kind dresses will coveted not only by the staff, but also the clientele of the guest-list only establishment.
Visit Bungalow 8: St Martins Lane Hotel / 45 St Martins Lane / Covent Garden / London / WC2N 4HX / 0872 261 0114.
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