On the eve of August 29, 2019, Bangkok’s crème de la crème of society gathered at the Rosewood Hotel Bangkok’s ballroom for the launch of our 300 High Flyers 2019 list. A compilation of what we like to call ‘Thailand’s New Establishment’, our 300 High Flyers celebrates society’s new generation of innovators, game-changers, and trailblazers — each of whom we believe will lead our country to a brighter future.
Taking the form of an exclusive cocktail gala, our A-list society friends arrived dressed to-the-nines, really taking the ‘One Night in Shanghai’ theme to the next level. While we spotted our fair share of favourite looks — because, well, Thai high-society faces definitely know how to dress for a party — there is much to be said about the way our guests accessorised. From opulent fur stoles to bejewelled bags, we’ve gathered a quick roundup of the pieces we loved most, so you know what you’re missing from your own collection.
The Chinese Fan
Arguably a must at any ‘One Night in Shanghai’ themed affair, many of our guests showed up equipped with stunning Chinese folding fans. Often adorned with graceful calligraphy, paintings, or even poems, the Chinese fan actually originated not as a form of heat relief, but a symbol of status and power — rather apt for an event celebrating the crème de la crème of society. Even those who arrived fan-free could take part, as our Hublot booth offered a fun activity where guests could have their names especially printed on beautiful, red Chinese fans.
The Furry Friend
Equally popular when it came to the nights’ Shanghai-chic theme was the fur stole — we spotted many in the crowd sporting these irresistibly fluffy, furry friends, coming in shades ranging from neutrals to lavish rouge. A somewhat flashy, extravagant alternative to the statement necklace, draping a fur across the shoulder could do wonders in bringing out the best in your outfit — as proven by many of our fur-carrying society friends.
The Bejewelled Bag
Subtle, with a streak of glamour, mini bejeweled bags proved a hit at our 300 High Flyers 2019 event. Glittery sparkles aside, what we loved most about these bags was the creativity. We spotted the bags in a fun variety of different forms, from adorable puppy to graceful flower. An excellent final touch to the glitzy dresses!
See who were our best dressed guests here, or check who made it onto this year’s list of 300 High Flyers here.