Thailand Fashion Scene Bangkok News (ASEAN). Thai labels are increasingly grabbing the attention of domestic and international consumers for their design’s adaptation of cultural forms and geometry, and designers seem to grasp advanced draping and construction techniques without losing a sense of harmony and beauty around the human form. The annual Bangkok International Fashion Week finds plenty of Thai brands on the runway, the most popular of which are Asava (pictured), Kloset, Sanshai, and Theatres. Fashion experts see appeal in Thai designers’ use of rich printed or embellished fabrics and complex draping, and have noted the rising use of head wraps. Still, soft colours in a range of fabric weights remain popular, and Thais tend to pay great attention to clarity and detail.

Southeast Asia’s Fashion Scene (ASEAN)

Southeast Asia’s fashion scene presents a varied mix. Singapore offers the hottest fashions, while Indonesia is on the cutting edge of Islamic designs. Malaysian and Thai fashion are quickly expanding into international wardrobes, while Cambodia, Philippines, and Vietnam’s fledgling fashion scenes are also gaining attention around the globe. Brunei designers are just coming into the limelight, while Lao’s fashion leans towards traditional wear, its young designers are beginning to make their mark. Meanwhile, Myanmar fashion mostly focuses on traditional styles. Several ASEAN countries hold yearly fashion weeks and apparel & accessories events and local labels are certainly worth a look.