The Thai Fashion Night 2023 “TAKEOFF” presented by DITP provided the MQ VIENNA FASHION WEEK 2023 with the impressive reminder that fashion is a fusion of art and culture. The collective show was accompanied by a Thai pop band and showcased the rich panorama of contemporary (inter)national fashion. Here are impressions of the collections in chronological order:
Wonder Anatomie: The label materialized the tourist perspective of Thailand in this year’s collection. Inspired by stereotypical objects within a tourist destination, the designs were detailed and playful, including a map dress in corset style and an angular, foldable jacket with folded T-shirts in the inner compartments.
Simonssister: Flowing garments with prints of the same sketches worn in the hands of the models elevated Simonssister’s collection presentation to a meta-level of artistic processes. The show featured wearable pop culture references in various dimensions. The colored sketches, an oversized tote bag, and creative layering gave the show a youthful lightness.
Paul Direk:The most classic collection of the evening evoked the idea of “Slow Dance Fashion”; sustainable fashion in the slow tango of a hot night sky. The runway was covered in black and silver sparkling ensembles, with the models’ asymmetric earrings and high-quality, snug fabrics balancing the runway.
Kram Phon: The brand Kram Phon brought the next distinctive collection to the runway with playful hat designs that can defy potential winter blues, fringed assemblage two-pieces in shades of blue, and oversized crossbody bags. An homage to fluid creativity that can and should be expressed in menswear, igniting a sense of spectacle in the eyes of the full audience.
Sirintra: In a festive mood, the Sirintra label closed the show and presented a palette ranging from pastel Space Cowgirl Couture to optimistic striped suits in shimmering blue, silver, and white. The space bras in the form of pointed pyramids and the strategic use of golden glitter in the spotlight made the collection shine brighter and brighter.
In the showdown, the Thai Fashion Night 2023 transitioned into a grand communal dance.
Design: Sirintra /© Thomas Lerch