On August 9, 2016, the Art of Thai Silk Reception & Fashion Show was presented by the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Los Angeles in collaboration with the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Tourism Authority of Thailand and Department of International Trade Promotion. Held at the FIDM Museum & Galleries in Los Angeles, the event was to celebrate the birthday of H.M. Queen Sirikit of Thailand and her dedication to preserving Thailand’s local woven textile arts.
Barbara Bundy, Wish, and Nick Verreos
Thailand’s famous, young fashion designer, “Wish” (Wisharawish Akarasantisook), presented a special collection of Thai silk fashions to an audience of over 200 guests in a tented fashion show. Nick Verreos, FIDM Spokesperson and Barbara Bundy, FIDM Museum Director and Vice President of Education welcomed guests and introduced Mr. Tanee Sangrat, Royal Thai Consul General who presented the show.
Traditional musicians and dancers, clad in beautiful Thai silk costumes, entertained the guests and introduced the fashion show of 24 contemporary designs, all fashioned from a variety of exquisite Thailand silks. Subsequent to the fashion show, designer Wish led a two-day workshop with FIDM Students where they made beautiful Thai silk scarves.
Photos by ABImages
Categories: Fashion, FIDM Museum & Galleries, International
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