if it’s good enough for paris

27 Aug


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As the Buddhist monks pondered, if a label hung in a Siam Square boutique, but didn’t show up on google, did it really exist? We’ve zuzzed the old zen contemplation to match the material orgy that confronted us today in Bangkok’s answer to Meatpacking or Mitte.

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Unfortunately few of the labels we scribbled on our mission to uncover Thailand’s foremost fashion players have made it on to the world wide web, despite being showcased in countless windows lining the sois (streets) du jour. But a few questions to our tenuous local connections revealed a fascinating fashion industry that is pony-walking at full pace towards the world fashion stage. In fact, our newfound faves (pictured above and below) are presenting at Paris’ Pret A Porter Paris early next month via the Fashion Identity agency. (That’s a plug.) 

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The city has its own frequent large-scale trade shows and designer showcases – many of which we missed by a day! But we hope to make up for it tomorrow during our visit to the ‘garment district’. More to come soon.

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4 Responses to “if it’s good enough for paris”

  1. Ally August 29, 2009 at 4:25 am #

    Wow I really love that black sheer concoction in the middle at the bottom, it is amazing!! It’s so great to hearing about Thai designers, thanks for sharing!

  2. joyce September 23, 2009 at 7:55 am #

    Hi there, I’ve only got 2 days in Bangkok a few weekends from now – could I check with you if these shops are all at Siam Square? Looking at your entries, I can tell Ialready ‘m going to need lots of baht haha 🙂

    Is the Platinum Mall worth a visit in your opinion?

  3. Edlyn March 2, 2010 at 3:40 pm #

    Hello! Its nice looking at the stuf you have on this site. I’m from Singapore and am personally very intrigued by designs by the Thai people. They make suitable cuts for the asian body so its good to follow. Good stuf on this website! 🙂

    • styletinerary May 4, 2010 at 2:32 pm #

      Oh that’s so sweet, thank you! 🙂 The Thais have great design sense, which always surprises people who haven’t explored the little Sois and marketplaces. I am Australian but slightly built, so I also find their cuts nice and small. Just a pity my feet are far too big for their shoes! x

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