Louis Vuitton's menswear for this spring/summer is like a trip across Asia. Thanks to the brand's heritage of travelling, where luggage was their main product, it's a perfect excuse to tell stories of cultures around the world. In fact, that's what this spring/summer of menswear is all about -- stories across Southeast Asia broken down into different pieces of outerwear. From the birds of paradise of Indonesia, set on top of dusky pinks and sunset-hued silks, to the bold stripes that take their inspiration from Thailand's Lahu hilltribe, the season's collection exudes a satiny Asian touch.
Against all odds, this strange, chilling and powerful film is opening in Bangkok and Chiang Mai cinemas today.
With cartoons, it's her recreation of incidents -- with simple drawings and snappy dialogue -- which draw our attention to the significance that lies hidden in the mundane. With her illustrations -- oftentimes incredibly detailed and reminiscent of Martin Handford's Where's Wally? series -- there is an in-depth knowledge about Thai society and characters of people that is colourfully imbued.
Italian suit authority Canali has moved from its old home in Siam Paragon to a new space on the first floor of Emporium. Besides offering their Su Misura service, the new, glossy boutique features the complete selection that includes formalwear, accessories and also pieces for days when gents just want to take an easy breather.
Elephant ride tourist deaths in recent weeks have once again put the spotlight on the urgent need for Thais to stop using wildlife for entertainment purposes.
Although Madonna is performing her Rebel Heart Tour across the globe in a six month-long campaign, Thailand is possibly one of the most appropriate of places to be hearing what the Queen of Pop has to say.
Ron Thal, who will perform in Bangkok tomorrow night at Whiteline on Silom, knew he wanted to be a rock musician after the first time he heard Kiss' Alive! album. A year later he had a band with his older brother and was writing and recording songs, playing shows and designing band merch.
In Chiang Mai on the last weekend of January, Thai makers gathered to share ideas and discuss how creativity can benefit local innovators and inventors in the digital era. The maker space movement is international; the term refers to groups of people who have a passion for innovation and creation through IT and digital tinkering — a high-tech DIY community, working on hardware or software, enabled by cheaper technology such as 3D printing, and home-grown enthusiasm.
Through messages labelled on fabric, stickers and photos by sewing, artist Rossalin Garst’s “Line To Skyler” is a result of therapeutic art practice after a loss of her beloved dog Skyler.
During a recent press tour of “Scene From A Wake” by Anup Mathew Thomas, this year’s winner of the Han Nefkens Foundation-BACC Award for Contemporary Art, there wasn’t really a tour. We were left to wander unguided, and consequently left confused, even though the Indian artist was present. The second attempt was through an email interview: “Suppose this is a virtual tour, can you take our readers through a few of your pieces in the exhibition?” Here’s his reply:
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