As part of Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit’s 84th Birthday celebration, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will be staging “The Passage of Thai Fabric A Tribute to Her Majesty the Queen” event to strengthen the recognition of Thai fabric and to honour Her Majesty’s continuous contributions to the conservation, development, and promotion of a wide variety of Thai fabric to international awareness. The event will take place in Bangkok from 20-21 August at Siam Paragon and from 23-28 August at Plearnary Mall, Bangkok.
Highlight is the fashion shows of top-quality Thai hand-woven fabrics from 15 Thai fabric weaving locations across Thailand. The clothes are designed by leading Thai designers and the emerging ones from famous institutes including Silpakorn University, Srinakharinwirot University, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok University, and Rangsit University.
Some of the famous fabrics to showcase include Lai Nam Lai fabric from Nan province, embroidered fabric by the hilltribe women of Phetchaboon province, Mudmee fabric from Lopburi, indigo dyed fabric from Sakon Nakhon, Ban Pum Riang fabric from Surat Thani province and many more.
The fashion show will take place on 20 August, during 18:30 – 20:30 Hrs. at Parc Paragon, Siam Paragon Department store.
There will also be an exhibition which features interesting stories of each community that created these unique fabrics, along with a showcase of a wide variety handicraft products from every region of Thailand. Visitors can also shop for handicraft products, hand-made ornaments, and top quality woven fabrics directly from the communities to consumers throughout the event.
Source: TAT – www.tatnews.org