VAWK x Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

VAWK x Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
VAWK x Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

The Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto is celebrating it’s first anniversary. Together with Sunny Fong of VAWK they unveiled new Lobby Lounge attire for the female staff that he designed.

VAWK x Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
VAWK x Shangri-La Hotel Toronto Paper Doll

“I wanted the design to truly reflect a hybrid of my brand and what I feel Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto represents. I was inspired by the art work in the lobby, the Ming vase tea library and the ornithological theme that is prevalent in the hotel and the Zhang Huan ‘Rising’ sculpture,” said Fong of his inspiration. “When I met with Richard Cooke, we wanted something that seemed almost theatrical, so naturally I knew the silhouette had to be both sophisticated and sexy. I felt my desire to custom create a bold graphic print inspired by the Ming vase would absolutely make a dramatic statement.”(source:Press Release)

VAWK x Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
VAWK x Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

The design is inspired by architecture and design of Asia. The dress is a take on the tradition gipao. The print reminds me of blue and white porcelain that began development in 14th century China.

VAWK x Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
VAWK x Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

I really like the design of the dresses and they fit perfectly with the Shangri-La aesthetic. Great job Sunny, I hope they let you redesign the men’s uniforms too.

VAWK x Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
VAWK x Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

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