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A homage to Chula and Pakpao

Published มกราคม 7, 2016 by SoClaimon

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Van Cleef & Arpels celebrates the opening of its Bangkok flagship store by introducing its kite-inspired jewellery

BANGKOK BEGINS the year by adding another jewel to its crown – the opening of high-end jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels’ flagship store at the Emporium.

The 190-square-metre boutique reflects Van Cleef & Arpels’ distinctive style through an enchanting space that oozes the legendary allure and spirit of this historical French brand.

Founded in 1896 by Alfred Van Cleef and his father-in-law, Salomon Arpels, the store became famous for its proprietary gem setting – the “Mystery Setting” – which ensures the prongs are invisible. It has also introduced several other innovations over the years including an ingenious vanity case named the Minaudiere and the “Zip” necklace, inspired by the zip fastener.

A faithful interpreter of lightness and movement, Van Cleef & Arpels today pays homage to kites fluttering in the breeze. Symbols of protection in Asian culture, they offer their vitality to a brand-new collection of jewellery “Cerfs-Volants” featuring pieces that are both fluid and sophisticated.

To express the motion of a kite in mid-flight, the “Between the Finger” ring has been crafted in three dimensions and arranged on several levels so that the volumes of its various elements evoke the energy of the kite, its sails swollen in the wind and ribbons twirling. The intricate marquetry work on the motif – in different shades of mother-of-pearl – contributes a play of materials and contrasts that adds to the piece’s lively character. The body of the ring, representing a ribbon spinning in the breeze, enables the two parts of the motif to catch the light and reveal their full brilliance at every moment.

A pair of asymmetric earrings is equally surprising, bringing together two distinct representations of a kite: one in white and grey mother-of-pearl, the other set with diamonds and coloured stones.

The kite motif is accompanied by a cloud on the chatelaine clip, The two motifs are connected by a diamond-set chain and can be positioned however their wearer desires. An ingenious mechanism also enables them to be worn separately.

Selected according to the stringent criteria of Van Cleef & Arpels, the chosen materials provide the collection with elegant variations of hue. Alongside the complementary overtones of white and grey mother-of-pearl, pink and mauve sapphires form subtle gradations. On each piece in the Cerfs-Volants collection, the use of different kinds of setting and cut – brilliant, pear-shaped or square – bears witness to the jewellery-making expertise that brings Van Cleef & Arpels’ creations to life.

The linear patterns and inviting earth tones of the new boutique are juxtaposed against plush furnishings and a decor reminiscent of a refined drawing room, making a perfect home for the unique “High Jewellery” creations, which also interpret the kite theme on seven pieces.

The first set – composed of a necklace, a ring, earrings and a clip – gives pride of place to the Mystery Setting. Diamonds and rubies represent the body of a kite, intermingling to create three distinct paved surfaces.

Depicted by diamonds of different cuts – brilliant, pear-shaped, marquise and baguette – the kite’s tail is flexible thanks to intricate articulations.

A second set offers a joyful and brightly coloured aesthetic, inspired by the cocktail jewellery worn at fashionable receptions by elegant women of the 1960s and 1970s. Two cocktail rings, their multi-coloured gems depicting butterflies, introduce a sunny colour scheme. The blend of colours contributes a poetic dimension to these spectacular rings. One is adorned with a lavish rubellite weighing 37.89 carats at the centre of rainbow-coloured stones, while the other unveils a cushion-cut green tourmaline weighing 38.03 carats whose shade contrasts with the blue, violet and pink tones of the other gems.

For its part, the Cerfs-Volants Mysterieux long necklace bears witness to the brand’s technical virtuosity by combining several examples of its savoir-faire, The creation includes a watch with an anti-clockwise quartz movement, allowing its wearer to tell the time in a mirror when she opens the case.

Marquetry crafted from a gradation of mother-of-pearl on the case offers a highly graphic representation of the kite motif. On the outside of the case, the same motif is depicted in richly coloured rubies, embellished by the Mystery Setting technique.

 

Shoes with serious style

Published มกราคม 7, 2016 by SoClaimon

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Christian Louboutin pops into Bangkok to give his blessing to his new store and launch his new collection of men’s footwear

WHEN THE NEWS spread that the world-renowned footwear designer Christian Louboutin was coming to Bangkok to celebrate the opening of his flagship boutique at Central Embassy, Thailand’s fashionistas flocked to the luxury mall in the hope of catching a glimpse of their hero.

The Frenchman is of course best known for his red-soled stilettos worn by the likes of Lady Gaga and Madonna but on this visit he was far more focused on introducing his spring and summer 2016 Men’s collection.

The collection focuses on the core of the Louboutin man. Traditional styles are modernised with updated fabrics and colours, and versatility is highlighted through styles ranging from new sneakers to formal evening footwear. Bold colours, intricate embroidery, and mixed materials stand out in a refined collection that maintains classic Louboutin charm.

An intricate construction of rich patina calf and hand-finished details belie the sleek silhouettes of the clean Cousin Greg oxford and slip on loafer So Dandy. Meanwhile So Charles, a derby with a Blake-stitched sole and traditional brogue accents, and Mortimer, an elegant double buckle strap with double stitching, take men of style from the boardroom to any evening affair.

Surprising pairings of fabrics and print on traditional lines bring vitality and a sense of newness to shoes like the Dandelion, which is encased in the vivid Pavot weave. Casual classics are similarly given a makeover, with the BipBip Flat elevated in boldly coloured saffiano leathers.

The Louboutin man knows how to make a statement and is able to do just that with such new styles as the Mr Blake, a sleek derby of contrasting calf and veau velours, and So David, a refined opera slipper boasting subtle spike detailing.

Evening styles are a wardrobe essential, and this season’s offerings range from the romantic Degra, which sees gold metallic spikes arranged in a degrade effect from toe to heel, to the detailed oriented Gwaliorissimo, available in a richly embroidered version or with an audacious modern spike.

The sneaker selection includes the Louis Strass Multi, hand embellished with 11 shades and four different sizes of strass crystal, the Lou PikPik with a shocking pink neon trim and fluorescent laces and the Bold Sporty Dude.

Women of course are not forgotten, with the designer choosing as his muse a woman of the ’50s. A daydreamer with a taste for the exotic and a rich fantasy life, she – like Louboutin himself – is endlessly inspired by her surroundings. The colour palette is varied, with earthy Noisette brown juxtaposed with elegant Ballerina Pink plus plenty of saturated brights and neons. Louboutin brings his vibrant Hawaii Kawaii print to textured black or white leather, showcasing it on the classic Dorissima 120, the new Solasofia Flat, the much-loved Pigalle Follies, and Seava, a new low profile sneaker.

For his Girls Best Friend collection, Christian imagines a woman in a simple black gown, with a beautiful, bejewelled shoe as her only adornment – simplicity at its finest.

Available in styles ranging from a flat to 70 and 100 heel heights, the Spring/Summer 2016 collection offers an evening shoe for every woman. New strass applications include Clair de Lune, which features multi-coloured crystals set in harmonious clusters. Hand-set on a lush veau velours and a natural Python Roccia, Clair de Lune debuts on classics So Kate, Lady Peep and Dorissima and on the Pigalle Follies flat, Boat and Louis Woman sneakers.

 

Brides by design

Published ธันวาคม 27, 2015 by SoClaimon

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http://www.nationmultimedia.com/life/Brides-by-design-30275053.html

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Centre, Nhoo Matthews, designer and founder.

Centre, Nhoo Matthews, designer and founder.

American-trained Thai fashion designer Nhoo Matthews offers hand-tailored wedding dresses to suit the most exacting of tastes

With cooler weather reigning during the winter months, November through February |are the most popular months |for couples to exchange their vows.

Nhoo Matthews, a Thai fashion designer who specialises in bridal and eveningwear, is well aware of this trend and recently hosted her debut fashion showcase of her bridal collection, “The Beginning” at Grande Sukhumvit Hotel.

Nhoo studied fashion design and haute couture dress-making techniques at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and after graduating earned experience by working with a number of top fashion houses including Zac Posen and Marchesa.

Inspired by the quality at these haute couture ateliers, she decided to establish a private, high-rise studio – Nhoo Matthews Atelier – in May last year on the 21st floor of the Trendy Building on Sukhumvit Soi 13, where she works with clients one-on-one.

Nhoo not only designs the dresses herself but also makes them with the help of her in-house staff and in close consultation with her clients, using her skills in draping, lace embroidering, and hand-sewing to produce luxurious and delicate gowns. She works with each client individually in the same way as the great French designers of the past.

“We believe that the dress should complement the woman who wears it. Our aesthetic is ‘Feminine, Elegant and Timeless’,” she explains. Much |of her inspiration is drawn from the classic Hollywood glamour of the ’20’s through the ’50, which she combines with her love of romantic and delicate materials.

Nhoo Matthews Atelier quickly caught the eyes of celebrities and actresses, among them Khemanit “Pancake” Jamikorn, Sririta Jensen, Saraichatt Kunjara Jirapaet, which has added to its exclusive cachet.

Sometimes Nhoo will sketch out modifications of an existing design or even design an entirely new dress to meet the client’s preferences. She will then work with her seamstress to take the client’s measurements from which she will make the first, temporary version of the dress using muslin fabric. When the muslin dress is ready the client returns to the studio for a careful fitting.

Alterations will be made to the muslin dress as necessary to ensure a superior fit. The muslin dress is then disassembled and its pieces used as templates for cutting the fabric for the final dress. When the final dress has been assembled, the client returns for another fitting and the final adjustments. Although this haute couture method of design and fitting is very demanding both in terms of time and workmanship, it represents the highest standard of French dressmaking.

“The Beginning” collection has 12 looks ranging from elegant and classic to modern and alluring. The bridal gowns look refined with lace and chiffon creating softness and lightness while exquisite details such as handicraft embroidery with Swarovski crystals adding a fairy-tale aura.

For her models, Nhoo was delighted to welcome Waraorn Dussarak and Ekaphan Harnkarnsucharit, who are soon to be married, adding a romantic and special feeling to the fashion show.

200 Tigers on the loose

Published ธันวาคม 27, 2015 by SoClaimon

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A limited-edition Onitsuka Tiger from Japan prowls Terminal 21

FANS OF FASHIONABLE Onitsuka Tiger sport footwear have exactly 200 chances to walk into 2016 wearing “Nippon Made 2015” shoes. That’s how many pairs have been made available in Thailand.

They come in two designs and seven attractive colours as the brand revisits its best-selling Mexico and Ultimate models with smooth tanning and meticulous handcraftsmanship.

“This represents Onitsuka Tiger’s most celebrated craftsmanship,” Vorapan Nithyayon of the Thai distributor LME said at the launch last week.

“Every process, from the tanning and cutting to sewing, is done by hand by experienced Japanese shoemakers, and this makes each pair unique and valuable collectibles.

“This collection uses kangaroo leather, which is considered the best-quality leather for shoes. It’s soft, highly flexible and breathes very well, so the shoes are very comfortable and durable.”

Famed for its minimal yet stylish footwear, Onitsuka Tiger is one of the oldest shoe companies in Japan, founded as Onitsuka Co in 1949 by a former military officer, Kihachiro Onitsuka. He was only 32 but wanted to promote athletics as a way of boosting self-esteem among youth in the post-war era.

First there was a basketball shoe resembling a straw sandal, but no one liked it, so Onitsuka came up with a better design. He noted the way basketball players are constantly starting and stopping suddenly and built cups into the soles of the shoes to improve traction. The result, unveiled in 1952, was a huge success.

Onitsuka Tiger has developed shoes specifically for football, running, martial arts, volleyball, track and field, wrestling, golf, cricket, fencing, tennis and even cheerleading, but it’s also kept up with fashion trends. The firm was a pioneer in giving sport shoes styles as well as comfort, offering mix-and-match possibilities.

“The most popular is the simply chic Mexico 66 with its signature tiger stripe,” Vorapan said. “It goes with almost any casual outfit and now it’s part of the big trend in ‘business casual’ attire combining jeans and sporty shoes.

“Onitsuka Tiger designs each model with that in mind, for the fans to be able to wear their favourite comfortable shoes on every occasion and look sophisticated, funky and cool. Onitsuka is actually a fashion-lifestyle brand that offers not only shoes but accessories, too.”

The shoes are easy to keep in |tip-top condition as well. Just dab the soiled spots with a little soapy water and use a soft brush to spruce them up, always brushing in the same direction.

The kangaroo leather requires more care, though, using lotions specially made for leather and available at most supermarkets.

“Next year,” Vorapan added, “Onitsuka Tiger fans can look forward to another big release when the brand celebrates its 50th anniversary. We can’t reveal what it is yet, but it will be very special.

“Also, LME is planning to bring Onitsuka Tiger closer to the fans next year with 40 stand-alone shops nationwide, as well as outlets in department stores. So there’ll be no need to fly to Japan anymore!”

-The Onitsuka Tiger Limited Edition “Nippon Made 2015” is available exclusively at the Onitsuka Tiger shop on M Level at Terminal 21.

 

Home for the holidays

Published ธันวาคม 27, 2015 by SoClaimon

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we browse the festive gifts on offer from leading brand names as 2015 gives way to 2016

‘TIS THE SEASON to be jolly and that doesn’t just mean having fun and getting presents but also searching out gifts for those you love.

This week we take a look at a range of holiday gifts from leading brands that are p layful, glamorous and promise to please.

Hermes’ silhouettes of a stable lad and a deer inspired the Emile Hermes collection more than 100 years ago and gave birth to the brand’s unique equestrian patterns, carriage shapes and heraldic bearing. It is also the inspiration behind the new “In the Mountains bandana 55” in silk twill, a gorgeous scarf designed to delight any woman.

DVF brings its signature love of colour to this year’s holiday celebration with the DVF Triplet cosmetic case set. The most playful and glamorous way to keep organised on the go, it boasts three shimmering glitter pouches in graduated sizes

To celebrate this Christmas holiday, Dior is pleased to introduce a range of striking accessories from the Cruise 2016 collection. Its Tribal Earrings frame the face with a touch of sophisticated femininity and feature rubber lacquer beads adorned with glittering crystals for a bold asymmetric effect.

Nautica meanwhile has just the outfits for those planning to escape the city over the festive season with three looks especially designed to help you and your loved ones stay in style this winter. “Weekend Casual” is perfect for a short break at the beach, “Date Night” will enchant on a romantic winter’s evening while “Perfect Winter” is just the ticket for anyone planning a trip overseas. Classic colours such as navy, grey, white, and black are paired with neutrals and bright shades while graphic geometric prints pay tribute to the brand’ distinctive style.

Have fun under the mistletoe with Pleats Please new “Lips” collection that makes the shape of big lips once you open your arms. The pleats are pressed from the wrong side, then turned over to make full lips. It’s a look guaranteed to move hearts.

Varina, the new line of Salvatore Ferragamo timepieceS for women, is inspired by the Vara bow, an iconic symbol of the Florence-based brand. The sophisticated hyper-feminine proportions distinguish this exclusive cocktail watch that features a case reminiscent of the buckle on the famed ballet flat. The iconic gros-grain bow is transformed into an elegant decoration on the glossy patent leather strap. Available in peach, fuchsia, champagne, blue and brown, the bezel is studded with diamonds in the more luxurious versions,

Tory Burch unveils the brand’s holiday gift set and special product offers for the upcoming festive season highlighted by a fragrance collection beautifully presented in a printed box. The scent captures classic elements in unexpected ways with floral peony and tuberose blending with crisp citrus notes of grapefruit and neroli anchored by earthy vetiver.

In 2015, YSL Beaute fetes the holiday season with its new “Kiss and Love” makeup collection. Pure gold takes centre stage, then flirts seductively with rock red. The limited edition comes in a golden case sealed with red-hot lip prints. High pearl gold, dark brown, silvery shimmer and champagne gold shadows emancipate a new smoky eye while two Rouge Volupte shades are illuminated by micro golden pearls to caress the lips. Finally, the cheeks feel the first flush of love as a delicate fresh coral delivers a naughty glow.

And high on any woman’s Santa list will be the complete matching pyjama set that |features “Scratch me robe, Catnap jacket and Catnap pants” from Sincerely Yours by Sretsis. It comes in 100-per-cent cotton flannel and |is just purr-fect for winter.

 

A woman of substance and style

Published ธันวาคม 26, 2015 by SoClaimon

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http://www.nationmultimedia.com/life/A-woman-of-substance-and-style-30274181.html

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New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art showcases the fabulous wardrobe of fashion muse Jacqueline de Ribes

MUSE TO THE world’s most celebrated designers, aristocrat and international symbol of Parisian elegance, Jacqueline de Ribes is the star of the latest New York exhibition.

“Jacqueline de Ribes, the art of style,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute showcases her unparalleled wardrobe and life as a French aristocrat, loved by Saint Laurent and Valentino.

She first graced the international best dressed list in 1956, and in 1962 was elected to the fashion hall of fame.

De Ribes, 86, who lives in Paris, had been due to attend a dinner in her honor in New York on Wednesday, but cancelled after last week’s attacks on the French capital killed 129 people.

“After Friday she said ‘to be celebrating when other people are grieving?'” said Harold Koda, head of the Costume Institute.

“Her thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families,” said the Costume Institute in a message.

The exhibition, which will run until February 21, showcases 60 outfits from haute couture to ready-to-wear, the oldest from 1962 and all preserved by “the last queen of Paris,” who has been passionate about fashion since childhood.

This was the woman who at just 19 married Vicomte, later Comte Edouard de Ribes, and in 1962 announced to stunned relatives that she intended to set up her own fashion house.

They doubted her, but aged 53, nothing stood in her way. Her first collection won rave reviews from the international press and the United States quickly became her biggest market.

She ran the label until 1995, then stopped for health reasons.

Some of the clothes on show are her own designs, others made by great couturiers – often tailored made to meet her specific attention to detail or precise request for nuance.

Among the greats on display are Giorgio Armani, Pierre Balmain, Bill Blass, Marc Bohan for Dior, Roberto Cavalli, John Galliano, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Guy Laroche, Yves Saint-Laurent and Emmanuel Ungaro.

Videos retrace her life as a countess of singular beauty. A loveless childhood turned her into a free spirit despite the constraints of her class, which led her to dabble in journalism, theatre, television and interior design.

Koda said she hadn’t wanted to do the exhibition.

“She was happy to share her archives, but in the initial discussion, what she was really comfortable with was the idea of the passage of a certain kind of life… to preserve it,” he said.

“She didn’t want to be the focus.”

But Koda spent three years putting the exhibition together dividing her extraordinary clothes thematically – “emblematic looks” when she was a young mother with two children, “black and white for night,” “evening wear” and “haute couture”.

Also on display, in a separate room, are two spectacular dresses created for fancy dress balls, which she often made by cutting up her haute couture gowns.

“There is beauty, and there is incredible exceptionalism,” said Koda, who has been fascinated by her since their first meeting, dressed as only she could be, audacious, creative, a perfectionist.

“Her own style is so strong, she was always in fashion, but was never following trends,” he said.

 

A decade on, little Disaya has grown up

Published ธันวาคม 26, 2015 by SoClaimon

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More mature, yes, but still the same playful fashion brand that drew admirers like Amy Winehouse and Jennifer Lopez

TWELVE YEARS after Disaya Sorakraikitikul was hailed as a rising star in fashion design with the debut of her Boudoir by Disaya lingerie at Elle Fashion Week, she’s at the peak of her game. The name actually means “good luck”, but she’s got ample talent to back up her claim to fame. She was, after all, educated at Central St Martins in England and trained by John Galliano.

The Boudoir line soon blossomed into the Disaya brand of ready-to-wear clothes and costume jewellery, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

“The Disaya woman is a dreamy girl,” she says, “but she’s grown in confidence and experience and knows her lifestyle well, matching the brand’s ‘lavish and youthful’ aesthetic. In part the line today reflects how both I and the company, which my husband Danai operates, have developed, overcoming all the difficulties of building a brand quite literally from scratch.”

The “lavish” aspect of Disaya clothes is clear enough in the choice of fabrics from Italy, France and Spain, and the “youthful” part has certainly never grown old. It’s still flirty in design, with quirky prints and more eye-catching features, wild enough to attract the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Osbourne and other stars.

Disaya’s proudest moment thus far in her career was seeing Amy Winehouse wearing her cream and red polka-dot chiffon dress on the cover of the “Back to Black” album that ultimately sold more than three million copies. Following the English singer’s death in 2011, the Amy Winehouse Foundation auctioned off that dress for more than 40,000 pounds (Bt2.2 million) to a fashion museum in Santiago, Chile.

“The money was used to help young people battling drugs, so that’s something I’m really proud of,” says Disaya. She shares full credit with her “team”.

“Passion gives me the ability to put my full effort into this, because it’s something I love, and my team makes sure I can see everything clearly as we move forward together in the same direction, in terms of how we want the Disaya woman to look in the future. We often brainstorm and, if they have good ideas that work, I listen. I think this is the strength of the brand.”

As Disaya marks its 10th anniversary, the “young girl” has grown up a little and forged a broader perspective. A maturing lifestyle and added experience have inspired wiser and more distinctive choices in style. The youth who once chased every fashion trend now has more stable ideas, though still fresh, and greater pride in her roots.

“Since Disaya means ‘good luck’, we have a new logo created in collaboration with rising design studio Dinsor that uses the universal symbol for good luck – the four-leaf clover. But actually I regard each leaf as having a different virtue – luck, faith, hope and love,” says the designer. “So we’re reintroducing ourselves with the four-leaf clover and the letters D, S and Y as initials for Disaya

The logo has been incorporated into locket that’s touted as “an amulet of memory”. The front displays the clover intertwined with the D, S and Y, with the original logo inserted – hand-written rather than in type font.

There are fresh colours for the anniversary as well, joining the brand’s famous Blush Rosette and Silver Moon. Liquid Sky, Mallard Green and Cosmic Copper are seen in the autumn-winter 2015 “Twisted Hauteur” collection inspired by the art of the French Renaissance.

Cut, trimmed and extracted, the designs are rendered to maintain only the key messages of the selected artworks. With classic interpretations motivating new shapes, the dresses have slick and slender lines and interesting volume at the thigh. The details and techniques are sharper as superfluous elements are minimised.

Greater focus has also been placed on contrasts – sequinned and embroidered vines sparkle on techno-couture fabric – yet find a wonderfully harmonious rhythm together.

Every garment appears more modernised and sophisticated thanks to the streamlined silhouettes, from the Toile de Jouy colour-blocked patchwork on a simple coat to the punk-rock-inspired safety pins and oversized crystal zip on a dress of sheer and metallic fabric.

And interesting feminine elements are seen in woven patterns that mimic vintage drawings, as well as in the little handcrafted details along the seams and in the textured lock stitches.

 

Jewelled faces, tailored bodies

Published ธันวาคม 26, 2015 by SoClaimon

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Givenchy brings Riccardo Tisci’s culture clashes to Bangkok

FRENCH FASHION brand Givenchy recently hosted a party to celebrate the opening of its new store at Siam Paragon, inviting celebrity figures including Mario Maurer, Teeradetch Metawarayut, Prinya Intachai, Treechada Petcharat, Thanida Thamwimon and Bangkok’s A-listers to sip champagne, nibble on canapes and enjoy music by DJ Discodromo, the top DJ duo| from Berlin and long-time Givenchy collaborators who |flew in from Germany especially for the event.

The new store carries Givenchy men’s and women’s collections along with ready-to-wear to accessories that reflect the DNA of the house – a mixture of aristocratic elegance, dark romanticism, sensuality and classicism.

For the autumn-winter 2015 collection, creative director Riccardo Tisci has reinvented the Givenchy man and woman through a clash of cultures, juxtaposing the dark and poetic spirit of the Victorian era against the aggressive aesthetics of Latin/South America.

Tisci draws sensual and dangerous silhouettes and dresses his models’ faces with jewels to underline an intense beauty. Dresses are incrusted with devore, velvet, chiffon and jersey while his minaudiere clutches come in smooth, peacock-printed leather and black velvet.

Tisci has also presented his most personal men’s collection yet for the new season using the souvenirs he has brought back from numerous journeys as aesthetic references for outfits and separates boasting couture details and precise tailoring.

 

Don’t leave home without it

Published ธันวาคม 26, 2015 by SoClaimon

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Louis Vuitton’s little blue book – a city guide to Bangkok is a must for any traveller

FOR ALMOST 20 years, French luxury brand Louis Vuitton has been sharing its perspective of the world through its City Guides. Now the City of Angels has been added to the list of great cities with the recent launch of the Louis Vuitton Bangkok City Guide in a vibrant shade of blue as a tribute to Her Majesty the Queen.

The Bangkok City Guide is the 25th pocket book and joins Chicago, Prague and Rome as additions to the collection. This year too sees the debut of a mobile app for the iPhone and iPad to complement the entire collection of City Guides.

Since 1998, Louis Vuitton has been using the city guides to offer a selection of addresses that include not just the best possible travel experience but also quirky local surprises.

“The concept of Louis Vuitton City Guides goes back to the brand’s DNA, which is the spirit of travel,” Christopher Kilaniotis, president of Louis Vuitton South Asia told XP during the launch at the brand’s Emporium store last week.

“Our founder, Louis Vuitton, was just 13 years old when he left his small village in the central Jura region and walked to Paris. It took him two years and he stopped at many villages on the way, learning something knew with every stay. We introduced the City Guide in homage to that voyage of discovery. It represents the very heritage of our brand,” he explains.

Readers will not only discover the essence of Bangkok and its finest addresses – hotels, restaurants, gourmet treats, bars, cafes, tea rooms, fashion houses, spas, antique dealers, designers, museums and galleries – but also literature, films and music.

“The Louis Vuitton City Guide is distinct from others in that it is more refined,” Kilaniotis says. “We look for both luxury and local element – something that everybody can visit and places that you don’t usually find. Having a local guest editor and contributor is vital as it makes it possible to include hidden gems with a story behind them. Bangkok is a happening place and while it is changing fast and is already a global metropolis, it has managed to retain its character. It’s not just the food, the culture and the people; there are many things that make Bangkok amazing.”

Although shocked and dismayed at the August 17 bombing at the Erawan shrine, which also caused damage to |one of Louis Vuitton’s boutiques, Kilaniotis says he doesn’t feel |the incident will keep visitors away.”

“The bombing was unfortunate and tragic. But we need to look also at the positive side of life here. It doesn’t mean I shouldn’t visit Bangkok. In fact I was here just a few days after the bombing and visited the Erawan shrine to pay my respects and pray for peace. Thai people are very resilient and they know how to bounce back. At Louis Vuitton, we believe that Bangkok is one of the world’s most amazing cities and an exciting place to visit.

For the Bangkok City Guide, Louis Vuitton invited designer ML Poomchai Chumbala to take the reader on a personal exploration of the city, sharing tips along the way on his favourite spots. At various points throughout the guide and at the end of each chapter, he opens his personal address book and divulges several preferred secret haunts.

Poomchai says he regards Bangkok as a multifaceted vibrant city, which continues to grow both in size and quality yet retains its originality and traditional charm.

“I am particularly proud of the new trends in Bangkok that mix tradition with contemporary elements whether in food, fashion or architecture. We are increasingly restoring old houses and buildings and turning them into boutique hotels or hip restaurants. The literature section is also very interesting as it lists authors with very different perspectives of the city,” |he says.

Kilaniotis says that Louis Vuitton would like to bring another big project to Bangkok, but refuses with a smile to explain further, merely adding that it will be announced next year.

He does however take a moment to promote the brand’s “Series 3” touring exhibition, which opens in Singapore on November 27.

“It’s a new way to look at fashion and craftsmanship. The exhibition showcases the artistic and creative innovation behind the fashion show and focuses on the ideas and inspirations of Nicolas Chesquiere, our creative director. It’s also very interactive with a work station that’s actually a screen on which you place your hands and make your own handbag,” he says.

 

Smart – on and off the field

Published ธันวาคม 26, 2015 by SoClaimon

ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/life/Smart–on-and-off-the-field-30273227.html

FASHION

Jaspal man dresses the Thai National Football Squad

SPORTSMEN David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo will soon be receiving some competition in the field of smart attire with the announcement that leading Thai brand Jaspal Man is kitting out the entire Thai national football team in outfits for both formal and casual wear.

The new threads are taken from Jaspal Man’s Autumn-Winter collection and, says Viseth Singhsachathet, the brand’s assistant managing director, are guaranteed to make our lads stand out as they travel to World Cup qualifying tournaments.

“Our national football team players comprise young athletes who are determined, success-oriented and possess specific skill sets. That makes them compatible with the character of the Jaspal Man brand, which focuses on men who are independent and successful. The new look will allow everyone in the team to be smart, handsome, and cool,” Viseth says.

“The clothes are comfortable and can be interchangeably used, or mixed and matched, to create new styles for different purposes. Our athletes travel frequently hence the clothing must address functionality and style at the same time.

“The ‘formal look’ is for when our athletes travel to compete in World Cup qualifying tournament, or attend social functions. They’ll look at their best in our double-breasted black suits teamed with white shirts boasting a light horizontal pattern. We are also fitting them with black slacks that go well with the shirts or with tailored Polo and Cardigan coats. Belts, shoes and sunglasses finish the look,” he explains.

“The casual look is suitable for various occasions and encompasses v-shaped white T-shirts made from quality fabric, black slacks and semi-casual blazers. The tees can also be worn with Jogger slacks or with our new line of black jeans, which boast unique detailing on the back leather pockets.”

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