Eric Bompard and Orient Express share a common heritage.
Two houses born from a maiden voyage between the West and the East, united by the same affinity for savoir-faire, style and elegance.
They now join forces for a new sensational travel collaboration: the exclusive Cashmere Express collection. The 10-piece capsule collection was designed for complete comfort and made to be worn at home, aboard a train, or on the other side of the world.
From West To East
The ambitious Georges Nagelmackers, founder of the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits, launched the world’s most luxurious train: the Orient Express.
The adventurer and entrepreneur imagined a rolling palace, beautifully decorated by talented craftsmen, that was used by queens and kings, philosophers, dancers, writers, artists and spies. The Orient Express linked Paris to Constantinople in less than 76 hours, passing through Munich, Vienna, Sofia and Bucharest. This encounter between West and East redefined the world of travel.
An entrepreneur at heart, Eric Bompard, took his first trip to Inner Mongolia. This adventure led him to the origins of cashmere and helped him to master this incomparable fabric to become an expert in such a rare and sublime material. Eric Bompard was born from this quest for perfection, driven by the desire to build and perpetuate a philosophy of style from the quality of the material to timeless cuts and the art of color.
With this same unrivalled savoir-faire, the Parisian design studio continues to design a new wardrobe each season, combining discreet elegance and comfort. The collections cross the boundaries of fashion and are imbued with an extra touch of soul.
Cashmere Express, Fashion On Move
The collection Eric Bompard x Orient Express imagines the ideal travel outfit. A capsule collection composed of cashmere essentials, dressing you in comfort and elegance for any trip. The collection includes :
AN ENGLISH RIBBED SWEATER.
A PAIR OF TRAVEL PANTS.
A PAIR OF PALAZZO PANTS.
A SQUARE SCARF.
AND A SLEEP MASK.
“This is an exceptional loungewear capsule collection, where no detail has been left to chance. From the loose and elegant cuts, to the pieces adorned with Orient Express’ signature initials, to the choice of colors, this clothing is the epitome of comfort and absolute beauty.”
Carolyn Randolfi, Creative Director of Eric Bompard
“Faithful to its original codes and symbols, the Cashmere Express collection reflects the art of living in Orient Express’ signature style. The pieces share the colors of the legendary train, inspired by our savoir-faire and designed to enhance the travel experience.”
Guillaume de Saint Lager, Vice President of Orient Express
Travel pants. Loose fit, 2 pockets, navy blue drawstrings with Orient Express engraved on the tips, 100% cashmere, 2 threads, Midnight Blue color. 370 € – Palazzo pants. A casual look, high waist and wide leg, 100% cashmere, 2 threads, sand color. 365 € – English ribbed sweater. Loose fit, 100% cashmere, 4 threads, sand color. 370 € – Hoodie. A timeless hoodie, «double-sided» hood in navy blue and Midnight Blue, drawstrings with Orient Express engraved tips, 100% cashmere, 2 threads, Midnight blue color. 390 €. – Poncho. An iconic «dip dye» effect in shades of blue, 100% cashmere, 2 threads. 350 € – Scarf. A fashionable «double-sided» twist in navy and Midnight Blue, 100% cashmere, 1 thread. 175 cm X 35 cm 230 € – Throw. A wonderful winter ally, double-sided navy blue and Midnight Blue, fringed finish, 100% cashmere, 1 thread. 150 X 150 cm 645 €. – Square scarf. A silhouette enhancer, in cashmere voile, print inspired by the interiors of the Orient Express. 65 X 65 cm, 285 €. – Sleep mask. A must-have «double-sided» mask in navy blue and Midnight Blue, 100% cashmere, 2 threads. 75 € – Socks. The art of detail, in Orient Express colors, Midnight Blue with empire green, saffron yellow and red clay details or Midnight Blue and navy blue, 85% cashmere, 15% elastane, 2 threads. 95 €.
All pieces are certified OEKO-TEX® CQ 1145/1 IFTH, the first textile label guaranteeing the absence of harmful or irritating substances for the skin.
The collection is available in selected Eric Bompard shops and online www.eric-bompard.com
Dancing with A Train : The Movie
This is the story of a cashmere dream aboard the legendary Orient Express.
The expression of a style that celebrates the freedom of movement
At the crossroads between luxury and absolute comfort.
A mysterious and magnetic encounter between body and machine.
Between the art of dancing freely and precise gestures.
Dancing with a train is about the love of movement.
A love shared by Eric Bompard and Orient Express.
And embodied by dancer Charlotte Siepiora.
Through the lens of Berlin photographer Lucas Christiansen, with an aestheticallypleasing approach to documenting fashion, Charlotte Siepiora unveils the Cashmere Express collection. It is an ode to travel and a hymn to freedom, filmed by director Myrtille Moniot.
Watch the film here
A student at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Lyon and admirer of Carolyn Carlson, of Pina Bausch’s expressionism and Crystal Pite’s visceral dance, she made a name for herself in the Angelin Preljocaj ballet. Known for her powerful and fragile energy, she dances all over the world: From the Maestranza Theatre in Seville to Parma, Modena, Turin and Florence in Italy to Russia’s fabulous Mariinski Theater in Saint Petersburg and to Versailles, in front of the Bassin de Neptune and also in New York and Shanghai. Her life is one of travel and passion.
About Eric Bompard
The undisputed benchmark in exceptional cashmere since 1985. Eric Bompard designs a new wardrobe every season combining discreet elegance with comfort for collections that go beyond fashion for women, men and children.
About Orient Express
Artisan of travel since 1883, Orient Express sublimates the Art of Travel with its luxury trains, unique experiences and collections of rare objects. Soon, the heritage of this legendary train will be transported to a collection of hotels around the world.