Art & Fashion in Motion 2018, an initiative by Belmond, is a collaboration with local artists to bring guests closer to contemporary Asian culture. Celebrating 25 years of iconic rail journeys this year, Eastern & Oriental Express brings to life the golden age of romantic rail travel by mixing old world glamour with new cutting-edge designs and modern artwork.
Art and Fashion meet travel as two of the nostalgic carriages receive 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 designer, Vvon Sugunnasil introduces stylish new uniforms. The artwork depicts an ethereal world of princes & princesses, adorned with beautiful flowers invoking the feel good factor.
Eastern & Oriental Express travels on one of the most magical and memorable routes in the world, through stunning scenery from Singapore through Malaysia and across central and southern Thailand, to and from Bangkok
A Magical Train Journey
With the signature green and gold carriages and elegant interiors taking one to a forgotten 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
Added to the route and the ambience, be pampered with excellent cuisine, as the chef draws inspiration from the travel route. Dedicated 24-hour steward service ensures every comfort and off-board excursions add on to the exciting experience.
A dream journey, this!
Rolling throughout South East Asia; Parn’s creations are inspired by the magical sensation of travelling in a fantasy world; inspired by Parn’s personal experience of travelling aboard Eastern & Oriental Express.
“Travelling with Eastern & Oriental Express was a magical experience. From beginning to end, I was pampered by gracious service and amazing food & drink. As dramatic landscapes and intriguing cultures lined the way, everything appeared in a different light of enchantment, Says Parn
Founder and Creative Director of Vvon Sugunnasil, Thattaworn is the designer of choice for high fashionistas of 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