Last month saw an exciting blend of energy meets fashion and fine-dining, in the form of World Curated by WP Energy. A joining of hands between WP Energy, Wang Hinghoi, and three famed Thai designers, the event saw a spectacular fashion show and dinner experience. Included in the list of Thai designers were Panya PJ, TandT, and Vinn Pataranin, who presented their latest Spring/Summer 2020 Collections on a beautiful outdoor runway — a fitting location to enjoy the season’s cool breeze. The fashion show was followed by a one-of-a-kind dining experience, especially curated by chef Nick to reflect the brands in the collaboration. Here’s our #PrestigeRecap of what went down.
The 3 Designers
Kicking off the fashion show was a stunning runway of beautiful bridal dresses by Panya PJ. Named ‘LOVE Journey’, the collection is a showcase of how love has evolved from past to present. Elements of bridal dress designs from the past are met with contemporary styles in a dreamy remix of old meets new. Underlying each design is a sense of Thai craftsmanship, intricately woven into stunning modern pieces for fascinating results.
All about breaking boundaries and exceeding limitations, TandT’s collection ‘Category is…’ pays homage to the infinite world of dreams — as the collection calls it, “Sweet Dreams — are made of this”. The light and airy silhouettes take inspiration from pop culture icons and romantic elements — a referential nod to spectacular balls from the 80s. Beyond the aesthetic references to 80s subculture is a deeper meaning — one rooted in paying tribute to individuals who formed the minority groups of the past, who found empowerment through creative expression and performance.
Titled ‘Half Reflection’, Vinn Pataranin’s collection is all about escaping the city’s hectic hustle and bustle. Colourful, tropical elements allude to scenic beach trips and playful memories of sun, skies, and seas. The collection is also an expression of various reflections, showcasing the idea that distortion can be beautiful through eye-catching manipulations of motifs and patterns that blend juxtaposing textures to create depth and dimension.
The fashion show was followed by a special dinner, prepared by Wang Hinghoi’s chef Nick to represent each brand in the collaboration. The meal began with delicious servings of Amuse-bouche — shrimp, oysters, scallops and baked squid to represent WP Energy. The key highlight was the seasoning — a sprinkling of caviar, and a naturally-dyed green salt to represent clean energy, and WP Energy’s concept of “power up your life”.
The appetizers were a reflection of the TandT brand, through flavours inspired by Bangkok’s street style — through the likes of Satay Chuwee Chicken, among other famed street food staples.
The main course saw servings of succulent butter-baked snapper, served with sweet and sour corn salad and a delectable sauce — a nod to Panya PJ’s blend of both modernity and tradition.
The meal ended off on a sweet, sweet note with a dessert that reflects the identity of Vinn Pataranin — coming in the form of deconstructed chocolate-coated sweet bites. Sprinkled with charcoal crumble, this plate was all about bringing out Vinn Pataranin’s flair for experimentation.
Who Was There?
With three renowned designers showcasing th
eir latest Spring/Summer 2020 collections, the event was unsurprisingly well-attended by society’s most prominent personalities. Spotted among the crowd, dressed to impress, were names such as Sittharmanin Susamawathanakun, ML Rojanatorn Na Songkhla, Chulalux Piyasombatkul, and Pattamaon Taechanarong. Scroll through the gallery below to see more of who was there.
To find out more about World Curated, visit wp-energy.co.th.