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BIFW 2018, Bangkok’s signature fashion week, returned to showcase the cream of Thailand’s fashion design scene. The event was presented by Siam Piwat and collaboratively held between three leading shopping centers under the concept “One Siam” – Siam Paragon, Siam Center and Siam Discovery. This was no coincidence, as the area has been the epicentre of Thai fashion for many eras.
Each night was met with excited fashionistas as they waited patiently in line for the shows to start. Celebrities and socialites were dressed to the nines in their finest, looking as beautiful as the models set to take the stage. Our favourites from the week had to be Vatanika, Asava, Tube Gallery, Nagara and Palmer Harding.
Tube Gallery presented by TAT showcased its “Bohelennial” collection during the BIFW 2018 runway. This transported us back in time to the golden age of hippies who embodied a unique, natural and and free flowing style. In this collection, the two designers – Saksit Pisalasupongs and Phisit Jongnarangsin – expressed the bohemian way of thought and style through garment and shirt structures as well as through various decoration details, while simultaneously combining dramatic elements unique to Tube Gallery’s eccentric style. The garments from this collection tell the story of a woman who loves freedom and thinks outside the box, with colours and prints in floral and plant patterns that portray a tribal nature, in a lively way.
This is a fun collection comparable to the thoughts and souls of hippies and freemen who lives in the past. Such adventurous statements encourage the modern woman to go beyond the traditional mindset and to be bold in expressing her creativity and style.
Photos courtesy of Giancarlo Galavotti.