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Monlada “Duang” Pongpanit

Founder and Head Designer, Monlada and Noirz by Monlada

Daughter of the late politician Montree and Khunying Tida Pongpanit, Monlada launched her eponymous clothing brands in 2010. She attended Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, and Parsons School of Design in New York. Before tackling her design passions, Duang earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Communication and Marketing and a Master’s Degree in International Business from Johnson & Wales in Providence, Rhode Island, but admits that art was her only real passion in life. She is also studying cooking, with a course at Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Thailand.