Bangkok’s Fashion Destination @ Siam: The 11th Bangkok International Fashion Week

Tuesday May 1, 2018

It is that time of the year again for Thai fashionistas! This year, Siam Paragon, Siam Center and Siam Discovery shopping malls once again converged as“One Siam” and delivered, yet another, fresh, stylish and glamorous event: The Bangkok International Fashion Week 2018! Twenty-nine international and local brands including Palmer//Harding, Issue, Vatanika, Friday 27 Nov., Rotsaniyom White Label, Asava, Nagara, Boys of Bangkok, and Cazh, Gin and Milk, The Wonder Room graced this year’s BIFW 2018 runway at Parc Paragon. This most anticipated fashion event was presented under the creative concept called “Bangkok’s Fashion Destination @ Siam”. This year, I, once again, got the chance to sit front-row at ISSUE and ASAVA’s Spring/Summer 2018 Collection shows. Issue’s collection called “The Invisible” put an emphasis on natural fibers and silk in decorating a contemporary set of colorful designs with a hint of the 70s, tropical vibes and tribal influences accentuated with feather fringe, flowing chiffon and sparkly beads. The show was presented incredibly with its runway transformed into a long sandbox-like trail where models did their catwalks minus the high heels. The show started with few figures standing on sandy runway and then the entrance of two other more figures representing “the invisible” – this is when the show started to roll. The audience was obviously delighted by the entertaining presentation of this equally vibrant SS collection created by PupawitKritpalanara (also popularly known as Roj Issue), the designer and creative director of Issue brand. Another popular brand among Thai fashionistas, Asava – owned by Thai celebrity designer PolpatAsavaprapa (a.k.a. Moo Asava), presented his collection for this season called “Subliminal”. This emphasizes with a deeper look through philosophy of aesthetics. The garment of this summer season presents the brand’s philosophy through symbolism, not purely beauty, but also reflects...... Read more on Full Issue!

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