FashionShow : Central Thai Thai
Brand : Multi Brands
Venue : Central Chidlom
Date/Time : 25 March 2014, 18.00
Central Thai Thai
Photo by Nattawat (Jade)
Introducing new facet of grandeur “THAITHAI” New zone dedicated to world-renowned Thai fashion brands at Central Chidlom
Central Chidlom organized “THAITHAI: The Grand Opening of The New Thai Designer Zone” to celebrate the launch of a new zone dedicated to Thai fashion labels, bringing together 15 brands on one floor to wow fashionistas. The event included the fashion show presenting the Spring/Summer 2014 collection of leading brands, joined by leading celebrities and artists donning gorgeous pieces from the collection.
The evening was a chic party taking place at the THAITHAI zone, located at the skylink to Central Embassy on the second floor of Central Chidlom. The event was honored by president of merchandising Tapida Norpanlob, PR director of Central Department Stores Siriyos Devahasdin na Ayudhya, and Siam Commercial Bank’s senior vice-president for advertising and promotions Supee Pongpanich.
Also present at the event were the owners of the 15 globally recognized Thai brands, eight of which are members of Bangkok Fashion Society (BFS) including president of the BFS and owner of Asava and ASV by Asava Polpat Asavaprapha, Ek Thongprasert of Curated by Ek Thongprasert, Mollika Raungkritya of Kloset, Milin Yuvacharaskul of Milin, Tipanan Krairiksh of Tu’i, Nattanuch Wongpuapan of Tutti, and Teerut Wongwatanasin of Vickteerut. The owners of seven other brands were Anchalee Vikasitnakakul of Anchavika, Krushpetch Issara of Kem Issara, Kwankao Sawetwimol of Kwankao, Anisha Attaskulchai of Lovebird, Vatanika Patamasingh of Vatanika, Kingkan Salakonthanavat of Kingkan, and Patinya Kyokong of Patinya.
The event was also attended by the “muses” who represent each brand and the designer’s concept, namely Chermarn Boonyasak for Tu’i, Warattaya Nilkuha for Anchavika, Cris Horwang for Milin, Virithipa Pakdeeprasong for Kwankao, Panita Tumwattana for Lovebird, and Chalida Vijitvongthong for Kloset. Other celebrities representing the brands were Piyawadee Maleenont for Kingkan, Naphaporn Bodiratnangkura for Vatanika, Jareyadee Spencer, Orn-arpa Poonsapmanee and Boonyapha Bencharongkul for ASV by Asava, Pattree Bhakdibutr for Kem Issara, Napassanan Pasawong and Khemupsorn Sirisukha for Tutti, Anchisa Vacharaphol for Vickteerut, Jarujit and Pimlert Baiyoke for Asava and Boontida Jaroensawat for Patinya.
Tapida Norpanlob said, “Central Chidlom organizes this event to celebrate the opening of our new zone THAITHAI which covers over 1,600 sq. m of space. The aim is to support Thai designers who are recognized worldwide. The zone features 15 brands, including eight brands from BFS and seven other leading brands. Four of the brands are exclusively available here namely Anchavika, Kem Issara, Lovebird and Tutti. Many of the brands have also showcased their new collection for the first time here, and some have designed special collection for the THAITHAI zone. In addition to that, we will bring multibrands to jazz up the atmosphere such as 31 Thanwa (bags), 77th (accessories), Rudimentary, and Skin by Secondskin. We have also included a chic café The Three Wishes Café & Tea Room to serve snacks and fine tea, decorated with lifestyle concept. This zone is a heaven for fashion lovers who want to add lifestyle elements to their lives.”
The executive also added, “We came up with this zone because we recognized the potential of Thai designers. In the past, we have seen that Thai brands are well-received both locally and internationally. Central Department Stores would like to support Thai designers whose ability can easily rival international labels by providing a special space for them to present their creativity and concept. We also facilitate our customers by allowing them to mix and match items from various brands and pay at one point. The décor of this zone is inspired by art exhibition. The open space allows customers to check out every brand conveniently and offer maximum visibility to every brand. Each brand has chosen only the master showpieces to feature here, which corresponds to Central’s mission – to offer only the best to our customers.”
When it was time to begin, famous emcee Savitree Rojanapruek welcomed the guests to the special fashion show from every brand, starting from the eight members of the BFS who debuted their Spring/Summer 2014. Every collection was received with enthusiasm from the guests. After the fashion show was finished, fashionistas were treated to an ultimate shopping experience amidst the party atmosphere.
Apart from this event, Central Chidlom also presents “THAITHAI: The Grand Opening of The New Thai Designer Zone”, offering special discounts and promotions for customers who shop at the Thai designer zone. SCB cardholders can enjoy up to 10% discount and redeem points to earn additional 15% discount to save the same amount from the purchase as the amount of points redeemed (from March 27-31, 2014). With every 8,000 baht spent at one brand per receipt, get a voucher for a V LiFT treatment valued at 5,000 baht from Apex. With every 20,000 baht spent at one brand per receipt, get a 1,000 baht cash voucher and a V LiFT treatment valued at 5,000 baht from Apex. The offers are valid until March 31, 2014.