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Our selection of looks for end-of-year festivities, from Siam Paragon Bangkok International Fashion Week (BIFW) 2013, staged under “The Future is Asia” concept, held November 7–10, at Parc Paragon.
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Manish Arora
Manish Aurora (21)-kA collection inspired by “Burning Man” in Nevada, U.S., that represented the desert, nature, and the night sky through warm tones contrasted with black and white, while neon rays played with geometric lines and shapes.
Nagara (14)-kNagara Sambandaraksa showcased a new exotic print made with Thai silk, especially created for the brand by legendary National Artist, Thawan Duchanee.
Harper’s Bazaar Asia New Generation Fashion Designer Award
Harper's BAZAAR Asia New Genetration Fashion designer Award  (19)kThe winner of the regional competition, Malaysian designer Harvee Kok Leong Vee, showcased elements of Eastern philosophy—like the ying and yang, in black and gray—in his “Bipolarity” collection.
Melinda Looi
Melinda Looi (15)The “Lost in the Forest” collection, inspired by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, sought to portray mystery and the beauty of the forest with tulle, French lace, velvet, Duchess satin, soft chiffon, and embroidery on linen in black, greens, browns, and nude.
John Paras
John Paras (19)The “Angles and Attraction” collection was inspired by angles—cut on the fabric— and the Filipino artist Hernando R. Ocampo to showcase fun and modern classic silhouettes.
Fri27Nov (123)Chanachai Jareeyathana unveiled “Rattanakosin Era Presented by Citi,” a look at “Thainess” with handmade details and distinctive prints, from the past to the present.
Tube Gallery
Tube Gallery (4)The “From Russia With Love” collection, by Pisit Jongnarangsin and Saksit Pisalasupongs, was inspired by that country’s art and culture, and it portrayed opulence through patterns on the fabric.
Theatre (40)The “BCBG Bon Chic Bon Genre/Bourgeois Bohème” collection, by Sirichai Daharanont, was inspired by street fashion, with an infusion of popular patterns and graphics.
Flynow (44)Flynow by Somchai Songwattana and Chamnan Pakdeesuk presented the latest “Gold Label 2014” collection that featured contemporary architectural silhouettes and graphic prints along with Asian-inspired prints.