For accomplished fashion designers, it’d almost be a travesty to limit their talent and design aesthetics to clothes and accessories.While beauty and makeup would be deemed a natural extension for fashion labels, many have diversified and explored other avenues such as home furnishings, makeup, interiors and even movies! Tom Ford directs movies, Rohit Bal has designed homes, and many many of them have designed hotels, resorts, and suites. Here are some of our favourite #FTW designer hotels and suites –
Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s Cinema Suite, Taj 51 Buckingham Gate
One of India’s most recognised designers Sabyasachi Mukherjee designed the Cinema suite at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate. Inspired by the era of the 1940s and 1950s Hollywood and Indian Cinema, the suite is full of Ray, Coppola, Majidi, Almodovar and Bergman references. One bedroom is reminiscent of the golden Hollywood era of Rita Hayworth and Marilyn Monroe whilst the other draws on colonial inspiration and renowned Indian artists Guru Dutt, Merchant Ivory and Bimal Roy.
Armani Hotel, Dubai
Schlosshotel Berlin, by Karl Lagerfeld
Dior Suite, The St. Regis New York
One cannot make a list of designer hotels and suites and not include the fabulous Dior suite at New York’s prestigious St. Regis hotel. The exquisite suite takes design inspirations from the fashion house’s Paris atelier in Paris and adds ultimate luxury to your stay with signature 24 hour St. Regis Butler Service.
Fendi Private Suites, Rome
Known for its juxtaposition between old and new, Fendi Private suites in Rome combine innovation and tradition, artisanship and luxury. There are only 7 suites, which makes sure that you get the utmost attention and impeccable service.
Elsa Schiaparelli suites at Mayfair
Maison Moschino, Milan
Moschino never does normal or even boring. So obviously their hotel had to stand apart. Right from the location (it’s housed in a neo-classical railway station) to whimsical interiors, everything has a touch of quirk to it. Although the hotel has been repeatedly called out for “form over function” design layout, read really small rooms and smaller bathrooms, it’s still a great pick to give your heart and eyes some joy!
These are some of our favourite picks of hotels and suites decorated by leading fashion designers. Which ones are your favourite amongst these? Did we miss any? We would love to know, leave us a comment below.
Charu Gaur is the founder/editor of Runway Square. Don’t ask her to meet over tea or coffee. She’s currently working on her selfie game which recently went for a toss. Tips are welcome.