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  • Tom 5:09 pm on November 30, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , craftsmanship, , , Fashion Muslim, hijab, , , Kaffiyeh, masculine Arab headdress, , Muslim clothing, Muslim costume, Muslim costumes, Muslim Fashion, Muslim Fashion Project, Narathiwat, , , resident, , , Satun, , South, , Yala   

    Fashion for export: Thai-made Muslim costumes go international 

    Fashion for export: Thai-made Muslim costumes go international

    Muslim Fashion Project: Flickr.com

    How could a decent economy bring stability to local residents in Thailand’s far South when the ongoing southern insurgency continues? The violence that erupted in early 2004 and has continued since has left thousands of people dead in its wake and has severely affected daily life of many of the locals who see their incomes sharply depleted.

    Muslim apparel and costume accessories made by villagers in the southern border provinces are one of the incentives that government-related agencies have been trying to push forward to compete in international markets so as to improve the quality of life of local residents.

    Members of local dressmaking groups have been trained to improve their skills in designing, tailoring, lacing and embroidering Muslim clothing, thanks to the Industrial Promotion Department’s Industrial Development Project for Muslim Costume Products in Thailand’s Five Southernmost Provinces. (More …)

  • Tom 6:34 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , Bangsai, , Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, Kalasin, Kalasin province, , Phrae-Wa, Phrae-Wa silk, Phu Thai, Queen of Thai Silk   

    Delicate Phrae-Wa silk of Kalasin as souvenirs for the spouses of ASEAN leaders 

    Phrae-Wa silk

    The renowned delicate Phrae-Wa silk of Kalasin has been chosen as souvenirs for spouses of ASEAN leaders.

    The Governor of Kalasin, Mr. Viroj Jivarungsan revealed that the shawls made from Phrae-Wa silk were chosen as souvenirs for spouses of ASEAN leaders at the 15th ASEAN Summit. The selection could promote the products made from Phrae-wa Silk to the international market in the future. (More …)

  • Tom 8:49 pm on September 23, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Akihabara, Akihabara Entamatsuri, , anime, Asakusa, , CoFesta, comic books, electronics, , , , , , , game, , Ginza, historical sites, International Drama Festival, , Japan Fashion Week, , Kyodo, , , otaku, pop culture, , Shibuya, showcase, , , Tokyo Asia Music Market, Tokyo Game Show, Tokyo International Film Festival, , , ,   

    1-month festival to start this week, showcasing Japanese pop culture now 



    Japan will showcase the full lineup of its creative powers ranging from games, animation and ”manga” comic books to films, music and fashion through a series of events starting this week to highlight their attractiveness and seek more international business opportunities.

    The events, to be held under the banner of the Japan International Contents Festival, or CoFesta, until late October, will begin with the Sept. 24-27 Tokyo Game Show 2009, the world’s largest computer entertainment show, at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba on the outskirts of Tokyo. (More …)

  • Tom 6:09 pm on September 4, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: ancient, ancient gold, , belts, bracelet, clutch bags, Crafting gold, , earrings, eyesight, fine art, , gold shop, goldsmith, handicraft, handwork, , knitted, necklaces, neckties, , rings, Si Satchanalai, , , Thai fine art,   

    Hand-made ancient gold preserves local craftsmanship 

    Hand-made ancient gold

    Hand-made ancient gold

    Not only is gold precious but it is striking when created in delicate designs. In Thailand’s northern province of Sukhothai, an ancient gold is reproduced, thanks to the influence of local history and antique objects and remains.

    The origin of the ancient gold dated back not that long ago in this Rattanakosin period, where a local woman tried to produce a gold bracelet for her client by imitating a knitted bronze one. (More …)

  • Tom 8:24 pm on August 30, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , dignitaries, , , , Supermodels, , , ,   

    Photos: Thai Silk Road to the World 

    Thai Silk Road to the World

    Supermodels and dignitaries sport in Thai silk in “Thai Silk Road to the World” fashion show to promote Thai silk at Suvarnabhumi Airport Tuesday.

  • Tom 8:20 pm on August 30, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Asean Fashion, , Bangkok International Fashion Fair, Bangkok International Leather Fair, Batman, Challenger halls, , , Designers, , , Fashion Fair, , garments, , jackets, , Leather Fair, , seminars, soundtrack, textiles, Thai Designer,   

    Bif! Bil! Kapow! leather and fashion show 

    the Bangkok International Fashion Fair

    It sounds like the soundtrack to the old Batman TV series, but it’s the year’s best leather and fashion show, starting on Thursday

    The strength of Thailand’s fashion and leather industry will be on view Thursday through Sunday at the good old Bif and Bil – the Bangkok International Fashion Fair and Bangkok International Leather Fair.

    And running in conjunction with the event in the Challenger halls of Impact Arena in Muang Thong Thani will be a “Fashion Full Stop” show by Asean Fashion Plus, with contributions from all 10 Southeast Asian countries. (More …)

  • Tom 7:03 pm on August 24, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: accessories, , Bangkok International Fashion Week, beer lovers, , clothing, , , fashionable, lifestyles, outlet, Singha, Singha beer, sports clothing, T-shirts, , Thainess   

    Singha’s stout entry gives Bangkok Fashion Week some extra fizz 

    Singha Life: Bangkok Fashion Week / Photo: thaicatwalk.com

    Singha Life: Bangkok Fashion Week / Photo: thaicatwalk.com

    The brewers of Singha beer made a bold statement at Bangkok International Fashion Week by tacking their lion motif onto outfits – and in the process injecting some genuine “Thainess”, something not always evident in local clothes shows.

    Marketing manager Piti Bhirombhakdi says the strategy is to lure beer lovers into fashion.

    “Even if you don’t drink beer, you might buy our clothes because they have a strong connection to what Singha beer stands for,” he says. (More …)

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