With London Fashion Week
on the horizon, The Savoy becomes the official hotel partner for VIN + OMI
, and announces a series of collaborative initiatives that lead into the forthcoming years. As a leading luxury hotel placing sustainability
efforts at our forefront, this partnership with VIN + OMI as the world’s first 100% sustainable brand elevates our efforts while remaining quintessentially British.
VIN + OMI
are international award winning fashion designers and environmental consultants who are recognized for their work in fashion innovation, research and their sustainable approach to designs and textiles, making VIN + OMI one of the leading pioneering eco fashion brands today. VIN + OMI produces ready to wear collections as well as limited edition releases throughout the year. Boasting a distinct style with mixes of strong prints, bold silhouettes and textures, their innovative and contemporary approach often gives nod to music and pop culture. Their pieces have been worn by the likes of Kate Moss, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Michelle Obama, and soon to be members of The Savoy team.
The Savoy, a Fairmont managed hotel
, continues to lead the luxury hotel market in its sustainability efforts. To date, we have supported in a number of hotel based initiatives, to name a few:
- A Savoy Bee Hotel built and designed by Savoy colleagues. This was gifted to Canada House in Trafalgar Square, attracting vital pollinator bees.
- Water reduction – guests can opt in to decline daily cleaning of linens by placing a custom ‘Linen Reuse London Bus’ on their bed. This bus is made from reclaimed wood from fallen trees in St. James’s Park.
- The Savoy’s onsite table-water bottling plant reduces glass and packaging waste, as well as carbon emissions. This process prevents an average of 105 tonnes of glass from being recycled annually.
Establishing this long-term partnership with VIN + OMI allows for the two brands to use creativity and fashion as a new language of sustainability. It is a unique approach to sustainability initiatives within the luxury hospitality sector and one that The Savoy is thrilled to be championing. To kick off this partnership, VIN + OMI have begun designing bespoke uniforms for The Savoy’s iconic Doormen set to be debut in the Spring of 2020. In anticipation of this, VIN + OMI will be documenting the creative process for these uniforms to create a one of a kind documentary to cover this. The Savoy colleagues will not be the only ones with access to a VIN + OMI design, as a select number of bespoke scarves will be created and sold in our Savoy Tea Shop to be released in tandem with the catwalk show. This year, VIN + OMI will be showcasing their S/S 2020 collection in The Savoy’s iconic Lancaster Ballroom on September 17th. They will join the likes of Christian Dior, who made his British debut hosting his runway show in the Ballroom in 1950, and continue to lead and revolutionize the fashion industry today.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is where occasions are celebrated and history is made. Landmark hotels with unrivalled presence, authentic experiences and unforgettable moments have attracted visitors to Fairmont and its destinations since 1907. The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai are but a few of these iconic luxury hotels, forever linked to the special places where they reside. Famous for its engaging service, grand public spaces, locally inspired cuisine and celebrated bars and lounges, Fairmont promises a special brand of thoughtful luxury that will be remembered long after any visit. With a worldwide portfolio of more than 75 hotels, Fairmont also takes great pride in its deep community roots and leadership in sustainability. Fairmont is part of Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique experiences in 4,900 hotels and residences across 110 countries.
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