Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Top end Thai designer comes up with 'Woodstock; collection

US-based Thai designer Nunthirat "Koi" Suwannagate was back in Thailand last week with a little surprise.

She shared her new "Woodstock Collection Koi Suwannagate for CC Double O", made for the American street-wear brand that has an outlet at CentralWorld. It'll be on sale at the beginning of October.
"The women who love CC clothes are trendy, freespirited, artistic and just a little bit masculine," Koi said.
Koi was "discovered" by Vogue magazine and is popular with Nicole Kidman, Demi Moore, Oprah Winfrey and Natalie Portman. Celebrated for her "deconstructions" and use of Thai fabrics, she owns boutiques in Los Angeles and New York and has no plans to move back to Thailand.
She said the design for CC Double O collection was a challenge as she is used to designing more highend clothes. This collection had to be more wearable and affordable for a bigger market. "It's something I'd never done before," she said.
Inspired by the earnest and energetic women who attended the 1969 Woodstock music festival, Koi used comfortable cotton as her main fabric to suit Thailand's hot climate, ensuring that it's made with only organic fibres and natural indigo colouring.
She stuck to the natural hues of the soil and grassland grey, black and brown sprinkling them with flower motifs.
"Thai women have a lot of selfconfidence and are ready to show off in the way they dress," Koi said. "I wanted to add some masculine feeling to the trendy, comfy look."


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