By The Nation
The elegant presentation in Bangkok featured 59 outfits for women from Sirivannavari and eight for men from S’Homme and marked the start of the brand’s 15th-anniversary celebrations.
Complicated structuring, exquisite embroidery and the Princess’ hand-drawn graphic prints predominated in ready-to-wear apparel, leather goods and jewellery and other accessories in the Sirivannavari.
The inspiration was said to be “Mythos Poética”, a poem she wrote, and the intent was to evoke a fantasy tour of the art masterpieces at the Louvre Museum in Paris.
“I’ve done a variety of special projects to celebrate the brand's 15th anniversary,” the Princess said in a statement.
“There were many inspirations in the complex designs for the spring-summer collection, so the ideas had to be organised in a step-by-step manner. I began with my poem ‘Mythos Poética’, which is a story with lots of imagination about a love between a young couple visiting the museum. Their relationship looks as fancy as dreams. How will the story end? Everyone can have their own interpretation while viewing this collection.”
She said she’d adjusted the unique style and structure of clothing of the past and “added new creations that blend together, such as puffed sleeves and loincloth-style pants”.
“That was a key look from the ‘Presence of The Past’ collection in 2008 and it was redesigned by using ivory-toned silk chiffon sewn into a short shirt at the shoulders and modern puffed sleeves.”