On May 1st Waldorf Astoria Hotel Amsterdam’s doors will open to the public. The outfits of the employees are designed by JANTAMINIAU. Jan Taminiau is inspired by the romantic history of Amsterdam. Jan: “The wavy water of the canals is reflected in the movement of the capes, dresses and ties of the staff.” The maid outfit is based on the classic clothes that used to be worn by the maids who served in the mansions alongside the Amsterdam canals. In the front-office the women wear beige, silk dress with a dark brown print of the canal. The print of the canal is based on a picture of 17th-century cartographer Balthazar Florisz of Berckenrode that Jan Taminiau found in the Rijksstudio, the public digital collection of the Rijksmuseum.
General manager of the hotel Roberto Payer about the employees’ looks: “We are thrilled that our national ‘pride of Couture’ has accepted the request to design and style the clothes for the team. His gracious and personal style fits in beautifully with the elegant signature of the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam.”
We would like to thank Emergo Textile Products (ETP) and Roberto Payer for this extraordinary collaboration and wish the Waldorf Astoria Hotel Amsterdam all the best with the grand opening on May 1st!