Some cool items that are currently making waves in the marketplace.
By Rich Kantita.
For your eyes only
German high-end brand Mykita has developed an eyewear concept based on a simple technical construction that unites two very contrasting materials: acetate and stainless steel. The beauty of the collection manifests in the seemingly effortless connection of warm, vivid acetate to sleek, gleaming steel. Perfectly balanced for supreme everyday comfort and a refined aesthetic, the new “Lite” glasses introduce Mykita’s most slender acetate frame front to date. A small metal square on either side of the front becomes a subtle trademark of the range, simultaneously embodying the Mykita design maxim that the technical solution must also be an aesthetic one. Here are just some of Mykita’s new collections for 2016, available in selected stores in Bangkok:
DESNA & TUPIT
Collection: Lite Sun
Material: Acetate, Stainless steel
Colors: champagne, glossy gold, black; black, cocoa sprinkles; shiny graphite, black; glossy gold, coconut water; shiny graphite, Santiago gradient; shiny graphite, cocoa sprinkles; glossy gold
NUKKA & ANANA
Material: Acetate, stainless steel
Colors: Champagne; glossy gold, black; black, cocoa sprinkles; shiny graphite, pink sherbet; glossy gold, taupe; shiny graphite, black; glossy gold, taupe; glossy gold, coconut water; shiny graphite
GIGI, GIGI SHADES & TERESA, TERESA SHADES
Collection: No. 2
Material: Acetate, Stainless steel/ Colors: black, champagne, chocolate chips, cocoa sprinkles, dark blue, purple progress, Santiago gradient, Tobago
Collection: No. 1 Sun
Material: Stainless steel
Colors: Black, silverline, goldline, glossy gold, shiny silver, navy, dim grey, shiny graphite
STATE OF MIND
‘Confidence, Elegance, and Glamour’ is the philosophy behind the Asava, a leading Thai clothing brand. The new collection, “The State of Mind,” interprets the life of a sophisticated, urban, and authentic woman. Established since 2008, Asava has become one of Thailand’s top designer’s brands that are now also internationally known. You can find Asava collections at Siam Paragon, Emquatier, Central Chidlom and Emporium or visit www.asavagroup.com for more info.
Parisian designer Armelle Cohen, an artist and a respectable art dealer, combined her passion for exotic nature and local materials in Thailand into the art of creating exceptional handbags that are one-of-a-kind. The serial-numbered handbags are distributed exclusively in Emporium (Bangkok), Harvey Nichols (London) and Galeries Lafayette (Paris).
IN THEIR OWN WRAITH
As the world leader in the art of true luxury conveyance, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has extended its expertise to design a suite of elegant luggage to complement Wraith, the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever created. The collection, conceived by Rolls-Royce Bespoke Designer Michael Bryden and designed in the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Design Studio lead by Director of Design Giles Taylor, comprises two Grand Tourer valises, three Long Weekender bags and one Garment Carrier, meticulously designed to be housed in the luggage compartment of a Rolls-Royce Wraith. Like every Rolls-Royce motorcar, they can be commissioned to the customer’s exacting specifications. Michael Bryden, Rolls-Royce Bespoke Designer, says, “The Wraith Luggage Collection consists of six pieces, each carefully considered to reflect the unparalleled design aesthetics of
Rolls-Royce motor cars. The latest technologies and materials are blended with traditional crafts and techniques, leading to an elegantly executed and thoroughly contemporary luggage collection, designed exclusively for Wraith, the ultimate gentleman’s gran turismo.”The Wraith Luggage Collection” is available from Rolls-Royce dealerships in Thailand. The pieces can be bought individually.