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Thai Silk: a new trend?
Giorgio Armani has expressed interest in using Thai silk in international haute couture. The Italian fashion designer will research the use of this material in order to incorporate it in his designs for fashion and home furnishings.
This was decided during Milan Fashion Week, where Armani met Thai Princess Siriwanwaree Mahidol, whose designs were displayed at a fashion show in Milan last week. Furthermore, Armani and the Thai Industry Minister have agreed to work together to improve the skills of Thai fashion designers. Armani offered internships of six months to a year for young Thai designers, pending the results of design competitions to be held next year
Bangkok Fashion City makes first foreign tour in Italy
BANGKOK, Sept 25 (TNA) The government is launching its flagship Bangkok Fashion City project on the international arena by staging its first foreign appearance in one of Italys most prominent fashion shows, the first Asian country ever to do so.
Clothes from the Bangkok Fashion City project will be on display at the 'WHITE' fashion exhibition, which is part of the "Milan Fashion Week", expected to attract 5,000 visitors from 30 September 3 October, at the Superstudio Piu in Milan.
'WHITE' is a specialist event dedicated to exclusive cutting edge women's fashion, presenting proposals from a select group of Italian and international fashion houses with a decisive spirit of discovery, a love of creative design and a sense of curiosity about anything new.
Speaking of Thailands participation, Mr. Withoon Simachokdee, Director of the Bangkok Fashion City project, said: Thailand needs to change the image of its fashion designers, to let the world know that Thai fashion is not only about traditional clothing, but that we can also design goods suitable for the next generation.
All five collections exhibiting at the show are ones that can be worn in real life, and are not just for the catwalk.
The government is funding the 'Bangkok Fashion City' roadshow project to the tune of Bt170 million, with the WHITE event alone eating up Bt10 million.
The organizers of the project are now eyeing up other countries to conduct roadshows, including France, China, Australia and the US.
But yesterday Mr. Chalay Wuthanan, president of the roadshow scheme, sounded a note of warning, saying that countries, such as India, were beginning to imitate Thai fashions, and have the advantage in terms of cheap labour.
Nonetheless, he expressed confidence that Thailand has better designers, and that if it manages to develop its production technology, the roadshow project will meet with success. (TNA) --E006
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โดย : O.K เมื่อ : 30/09/2004 03:58 PM