Is This Coat Too Big? Looking at some of the wild wool creations this season, you might have to have a word with both your waist and your closet space.
However, if you are still pondering coat shapes to plunder for the last moments of winter, or grappling with snow, sales, or Seasonal Affective Disorder, why not feast your eyes on these fulsome fabric sculptures from Flynow’s seminal Bangkok Designer and flamboyant end-of show dancer, Chamnam Pakdeesuk.Some of the outer layers showed restraint and respect for the (I’m sure) lithe physiques you’ve been building up at the gym over the winter; others simply looked larger than a layer cake. The choice is up to you. I know I loved them, and as I’m writing from the treadmill right now, I’ve no qualms in the size department. (Ahem).
Pakdeesuk’s Flynow show at BIFW, Siam Paragon, was breathless. In a lightning fast display of form, color and futurism, the literally seared his style onto my retina, as the neon lit paraphernalia nearly beamed me up from my precarious mouse-hole in the press pit, cross-legged on the floor in my ball gown, wedged between the fabulous Varaporn Noothong, my new photography contributor, and the NASA telescope-sized lens of a BIFW veteran.
Now that’s what I call glamour!
I even saw a real Princess.
In the finale, designer Chamnam Pakdisuk zipped onto the runway, boogied himself to a standstill, much to the delight of the Bangkok sophisticate audience, and had a huge, raw silk wrapped bouquet thrust into his hands, followed by a host of kitten-faced balloons and other cute gifts.Flynow Designer, Chamnam Pakdeesuk
Frankly, I’m not surprised; the show was a blast of fresh air, sort of like an 18th Century Russian promenade in space with post-modern heels and hairdos. I loved it. The faux-crinoline detail on the coats? I so want to bustle on the metro with one at rush hour; that should make some room.
Sexy siren skirts to come next: I’ll give you a moment to make space for these in your closet.
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