Morning my amazing readers, hope you are all doing great and enjoy spring.
Today I have a super exciting post for you. As you have might already seen on my Instagram I had a day travel to Amsterdam again. Big thanks to the loyalty of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines – I was invited to the world’s first presentation of their new comfort bags for KLM business class.
Not only that the event took place in one of the most glam places in Amsterdam – the one and only Concertgebouw, the most incredible KLM team and Jan Taminiau, one the most exclusive and successful of the Netherlands’ fashion designers, were there.
Jan Taminiau said of his collaboration with KLM that, “These new comfort bags, in the shape of a clutch bag and a wallet, are not only designed to be used during the flight, but especially afterwards. I have designed the bags so that they can be given as gifts. Every present we receive carries a memory of the person who gave it to us. These bags are a gift from KLM to its passengers, who may keep them or pass them on as a gift to a loved one or a friend: A gift that keeps on giving.”
I was beyond excited to have a chance to talk to the designer, whose customers are Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, the Royal Dutch Family etc., himself. What I wanted to know most was how much impact do the Netherlands on his creations. His answer was just genius and simple as that – “the light!” He is super conscious about using the light and playing with 3D illusions like “old Dutch masters” did. The dress of the model was a piece of art itself – only about 15 cm2 of this dress required 8!!! Hours of manual work to embroider it!
“KLM has worked for many years with established names from the Dutch design world so that we can continue to surprise our passengers. Taminiau’s designs are elegant and extraordinary with a distinctly international allure. KLM is proud to work with a designer of his calibre. The new comfort bags are not only attractive, they are also extremely practical. I know that passengers are going to enjoy the different designs,” said KLM Executive Vice President Inflight Services Miriam Kartman.
Jan Taminiau will design new comfort bags for KLM every year for the next few years. These bags for men and women contain items that are essential on a long flight. Taminiau will design a total of six unique comfort bags in 12 different colours. To give travellers something lasting, Taminiau is designing the bags so that they can be used after the flight. The first comfort bag is a clutch bag inspired by a dress in Taminiau’s haute couture collection. The second comfort bag is a wallet. Here Jan Taminiau is following designers Viktor & Rolf, who launched their design for a KLM comfort bag in 2011.
I am super thrilled to know what you think guys! Really hope you will love them as well as I do! Have an incredible rest of the week! XoXo
/Pictures by Skinnycature/