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Fall for the Unreal Skin : Greyhound Pre-Fall 2015

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Greyhound Original Pre- Fall 2015
“Unreal Skin”

Hints of the time-honored leather patchwork technique, Greyhound Original Pre-Fall 2015 collection plays with different types of faux-skin surfaces. Tracing of alligator, snake, and calf skins, the experimentations with these various textures are all juxtaposed to create a new ‘skin leather’ graphic prints.

White, grey, black are seen as a basic palette, topping up with pop shades of lemon yellow and power pink in womens’ collection. Mustard yellow and dark blue are also used to brighten up the classic tones of free-and-effortless urban menswear.

For shapes,  new styles of layers such as cardigan under a bomber jacket are paired with cropped,wide-legged trousers. Normal waisted pants are worn with slim, regular fitted tops such as simple sweater and sleeveless tee. Womenswear engages in fitted silhouettes, from fitted tops and sheath dresses. Fit and loose shapes items are seen overall the collection, available to be mixed and matched in various textures and colours. Silk organza and synthesized fabrics are used to create and celebrate these differences.

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เสื้อผ้า Greyhound Original คอลเลคชั่น  Pre-Fall 2015 นี้เป็นคอลเลคชั่นสุดท้ายที่เราได้มีโอกาสทำงานในฐานะ assistant womenswear designer ในขณะที่ยังทำงานอยู่ที่แบรนด์ จึงอยากเขียนถึงเป็นที่ระลึกหน่อย โดยทีมของเราเริ่มต้นจากไอเดียของ Patchwork Leather ซึ่งเป็นเทคนิคคลาสสิคในงานเครื่องหนังหรือเสื้อผ้าหนังวินเทจ เราเลือกหยิบความน่าสนใจของพื้นผิวต่างๆ มาล้อเลียน  ไม่ว่าจะเป็นหนังจระเข้ หนังงู หรือหนังวัว โดยนำมาสร้างเป็นลายพรินต์กราฟฟิคที่ดูเหมือนผ่านการตัดต่อชิ้นหนังหลากชนิดเหล่านั้นเข้าด้วยกัน ตัดทอนจนเกิดเป็นลวดลายใหม่เป็นลายเส้น “Skin Leather”

เมื่อได้กราฟิกที่เป็นเรื่องราวหลักในคอลเลกชั่นแล้ว ต่อมาก็เป็นเรื่องของการเลือกโทนสี ซึ่งแน่นอนว่าสีโปรดที่เป็น core ของแบรนด์ Greyhound ก็ได้แก่โทนขาว เทา และดำ ที่ถูกเลือกมาเป็นเป็น basic colour ซึ่งในฤดูกาลนี้ ถูกหยอดด้วยสีโทนสว่างอย่างเหลืองอ่อนเลม่อน และชมพู Power Pink ในเสื้อผ้าผู้หญิงเพื่อเพิ่มความสดใส และสีเหลืองมัสตาร์ดและน้ำเงินในเสื้อผ้าผู้ชาย

ด้าน Silhouette คอลเลคชั่นนี้จะเน้นเสื้อผ้าทรงพอดีตัว และให้ความรู้สึกเข้ารูปมากขึ้น เสื้อผ้าของผู้ชายนำเสนอเลเยอร์ใหม่ๆ เข้ามาในคอลเลคชั่น อาทิ การสวมคาร์ดิแกนกับบอมเบอร์แจ็คเกตเข้าด้วยกัน แมตช์กับกางเกงคร็อปขาใหญ่ และรองเท้าตัดต่อหนังต่าง Texture กัน เป็นต้น ส่วนเสื้อผ้าผู้หญิงจะเน้นรูปทรงที่เข้ารูปพอดีตัวนี้ไปที่เดรสและเสื้อผ้าชิ้นบน เช่น เสื้อแขนกุด, เบลาส์, เสื้อยืดแขนยาวเข้ารูป ที่สามารถนำมามิกซ์แอนด์แมทช์กับเสื้อผ้าท่อนล่างที่มีความหลวมและเป็นทรงเอ ทั้งกระโปรงยาวคลุมเข่า กางเกงขาบานเอวสูง เป็นต้น ทั้งหมดใช้ผ้าไหมออร์แกนซ่ากับผ้าใยสังเคราะห์ที่มีรูปทรง นำมาตัดต่อกันทำให้เกิดรูปทรงของเสื้อผ้าที่น่าสนใจขึ้น แต่สามารถใส่ในชีวิตประจำวันได้ง่าย ไม่ซับซ้อน

 

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Me wearing the last collection I helped as an assistant designer, during my times at the company. Particularly, I like the wide legged pants worn in the two pictures above so much. The fit is just perfect.

Experience Greyhound Original Collection Pre-Fall 2015 at every Greyhound store.

THE COLOURS : Kinfolk Gathering dinner by FACT Collective

Introducing “The Colours : Creative Collaborations” the 2-day participatory event of colourful food, arts and music, F.A.C.T. aims to bring together local, like-minded creative minds in order to encourage idea and knowledge sharing, which may lead to future fruition.

F.A.C.T collective comes from : Food, Art, Culture, Travel. The amazing thing is that they has been granted with an official license from Kinfolk to organize the first Kinfolk Gathering in Thailand 2015.

Starting with this event, F.A.C.T. aims to ignite, encourage and become a network of Creative Collaborations, an educational platform of those locals who see the essence of all for one and one for all.  An open platform for ideas and discussion, this group of people aims to create and become a sustainable local hub of knowledge sharing built on this gathering opportunity granted by Kinfolk.

 

the name of the event, THE COLOURS comes from the fact that F.A.C.T see each human being as a colour. A group of people equals many colours. Different but together can be beautiful. A colour could be a skill or a talent. Many of such together can lead to many successful creations. They will also use “Colours” in all elements of the event: it is a set of colours-curated experiences. Their organizing team is divided into 6 colours: white, black, blue, red, brown and yellow, according to each team’s expertise. Attendees will be encouraged to enjoy, converse and experience through the colours theme throughout the evening.

THE SPECIAL THINGS AT THE COLOURS ?
THE LOCAL COLLABORATIONS AND PARTICIPATORY EXPERIENCES !

 

Food + Art installation + Music + Conversations + Networking

The event is divided into 2 days as there are a various types of Creative People. To serve the variety, F.A.C.T have come up with 2 sets of participatory experiences. Both however are synced in terms of core theme and value hoped to enhance. Only the elements or activities that are different.

Day 1: Kinfolk Gathering Dinner


July 11, 2015 (Saturday) at 6pm – 12 am
Ticket price: 150 USD (Limited 60 seats only)

  • 5-course participatory dinner designed by F.A.C.T. and guest collaborators
  • Designed to be multi-colour, all courses will be deliberately paired with exclusive wine and beer selections. Heading the food station, Gai Lai Mitvichan
  • Live music by Jacopo Gianninoto
  • Art installation by F.A.C.T. and guest collaborators
  • Open discussion on “Slowness”

Day 2: F.A.C.T. Gathering


July 12, 2015 (Sunday) at 10 am – 4 pm
Ticket price: 1,000 THB

  • Participatory workshops: Creative Collaborations by F.A.C.T. and guest collaborators  : Tichaa (Tea and essential oils), Golden Coins (Beer brewer), Mann Craft (Organic craft brand from Sakon-nakorn), the Archivist Printing house, and Lee Ayu from Akha Ama  (Coffee Cupping Workshop)
  • Art installation by F.A.C.T. and guest collaborators
  • Open discussion on “Slowness”
  • Food and beverage booths

Anyone with “Creative Minds” is welcomed to join THE COLOURS event. No age limit, no gender limit, just anyone who enjoy food, arts, music, sharing ideas and explore new opportunities. If you enjoy meeting new people, making new friends, and looking forward to a meaningful lifestyle and state of mind, then this is is the place for you !

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Keep Smiley : The new hound in town

Yesterday I had a chance to visit the new shop of the Greyhound family, SMILEYHOUND flagship store at Siam Center 3rd floor. The first impression was the decoration itself, the wooden interior, furnitures and entrance box me feel like walking in a container that had been put in a shopping mall. It was pretty eye-catching.

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Most of the garments are unisex casualwear and essentials like basic shirts, T-shirts, jerseys, and jackets in a range of colours from cobalt blue to emerald green (Yes, please.) The thing that I notice is that the Smileyhound line looks more sporty, adding items like hoodies, jersey vests, and sweatshirts to its line. As a result, it looks more refreshing and youthful, and could be more related into today’s urban life.
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By the purchase of 5,000 THB, you can get this super cute SMILEY SOCKS as a gift from them. These socks remind me somehow of Thai boxing (and tennis.) It would be super cool to wear with white sneakers for an active, sporty sense.
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Me wearing Smileyhound grey sweatshirt and an oversized white denim jacket, with adidas superstar slip-on. There is no problem with wearing menswear when you could always match them with a miniskirt or sleek bottoms and sneakers for a cool, laid back look. I have always been encouraging women to wear more menswear because it gives them more space between the garments and body and therefore, more freedom. Also, it can be mixed and matched more with other garments and still looks good.
You can check out and visit Smileyhound flagship store at Siam Center 3rd Fl. everyday from 10.00-20.00 :)
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‘Normality’ – Charles & Keith Summer 2015

Last weekend I got a chance to drop by the newly opened branch of Charles & Keith at Emquartier and had been amazed with the freshness and style of their Summer 2015 collection.  I picked up their magazine in store, with one page stating  ‘The fashion pendulum swings, and the epitome of cool is an understated, minimalist style trimmed of all excess.” Whoops,  I am one of those who surely does not admire the logo tag and glitz-and-glam  hardware that strikes you in the eyes, and happy to see they do so. Nowadays when comfort seems to be a key for every effortless look, the trend for the understated is an antidote against flashy fashion and its aggressive coolness which was all about screaming for attention.

One of the most interesting thing for Charles & Keith Summer 2015 collection is their mind-blowing video campaign. The location is exceptional, and you can see sporty, edgy but comfy street-style inspired range of bags and shoes. This trend proposes accessories that have a relaxed dignity, with a glamorous plainness. It has nothing to do with flashy fashion and more to do with the character, style and intelligence, an enhanced “NORMALITY” if you will.

In the end, this is a trend that probably frees you up from thinking too much about clothes and enable you to get out there and do something useful, which is as positive as a fashion trend can be.

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And these are some I got for myself this summer :

The leaf-print pouch with long strap, which is nice for adding a resort vacation vibe / The silk satin sandals with the cute soles are a very comfy way of walking in the city without looking worn out /  The plain white bucket bag which is perfect for an effortless everyday look / and black mules that bring you style without pain.


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I love the sophistication and the relaxed elegance mix in this collection.
Summer has never been this stylish without pain for both your purses and heels .
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Kiriwong film diary : A utopian village in the valley

Working as a fashion designer didn’t give me much time to indulge in tourism, especially  local ones. Despite being a Thai, I must admit I hardly had a chance to visit my own country in rural areas since I was young. So, now I ended up travelling to beautiful, scenic places around the country to chase stories about crafts, people, and culture etc.

When I packed my stuff last two weekends for a workation trip, I was more than happy to take a week off in Kiriwong, a Southern rural village with the best, purest Ozone in Thailand. Located on the foothills of Khao Luang valleys in Nakhon Sri Thammarat. Kiriwong means ‘In the middle of the mountains’ – and just like its name suggests, it is really in the middle of the valley and rich in cultural and natural beauty.

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Kiriwong Village is a 300-year-old authentic village still in existence today. After a massive flood once destroyed the village, the people of Kiriwong had their own solutions and became a self-reliant community. Famous for its local-wise products, arts, and crafts, traditions and nature that still thrives attract people from everywhere come here to learn its way of life and wisdom.

The small southern village of Thailand finds itself between southern flair and rustic traditions. Most in the valley still live a very traditional life and follow the old culture. There are some important places and old monasteries since they were the evidence in the massive flood.

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In kiriwong I had mainly sunny weather, hard rains at night, delicious food, great adventures, good art and an amazingly diverse nature. It has a long history and plenty activities to offer. If you stroll around, you can see and experience a lot : Biking, Motorbike tours, feeding hundreds of fish, jumping in to the waterfall, making arts and crafts, eat — yes, you kinda have to count that to activities because the food here is exceptional.

What is definitely not disappointing are the mountains. Long rides up in the forests offer incredible sights of the valley itself and the surrounding landscape. This place completely humbles me.

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The easiest way from BKK to Kiriwong is by train and plane. After 12 hr train ride or 1.20 hr flight, you’ll arrive in Nakhon Sri Tammarat. The village is not difficult to access since it is less than an hour from the airport and train station. The best time to visit is between August and October, which is the fruit season. The temperatures can keep up with a shallow 30-35 degree.

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Thank you Kiriwong Village for your unique charm and the impressive experience, and P’ Guitar, for your companionship, it was a blast. I would always return to Kiriwong, if not for this competition, then for the tasty food, the enjoyable atmosphere, the nature, the fresh air , and of course all the people that were just pretty damn amazing.

You can find more information about Kiriwong at WALKPAPER.COIntroduction & chapter 1
If you like these photos, please support me here as every vote is precious.
Thank you & cheers for all the local travellers !

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