Peplum jackets. Flashes of gold. Peacock feathers. It’s not your standard hotel employee uniform; but it is the new look for the staff at the London Taj property, St James’ Court.
The new uniforms have been designed by Jermyn Street Design (who’ve done bespoke uniforms for other hotel brands including Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn). This was a rather more upmarket task, though – the designers visited the hotel and took inspiration from the scallop shell symbol of St James of Compostela (on the hotel gates, and in the hotel logo), and the Taj peacock feather.They’ve been incorporated into the silk (100%!) scarfs and ties, and F&B staff aprons, respectively.
The uniform comprises two versions for ladies – a draped dress with asymmetric detailing, or a bias-cut, slightly peplum (they claim – it doesn’t seem inordinately peplumy to us) jacket-skirt-blouse combo. The scarf features that scallop, with gold, teal and grey tones.