I’m delighted to have been asked to design the day uniforms for Palacio Nazarenas. I’ve just been walking around the hotel and have come away with a very strong impression of the ancient stonework. If you look carefully at all the old Inca walls you’ll see wonderful shades of grey, pink and beige. These colours are what I plan to bring out in the uniforms.
I don’t want the staff’s clothes to fight with the building. Nor do I want them to reference local costumes. I’m looking to design uniforms that are clean, elegant and even futuristic, in subtle shades but with rich textures. Onto this soft background I’ll add a trim to catch the eye. I’m currently working with weavers and other Cuzco artisans to decide exactly what form this will take.