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Celebration of Thai Silk


Celebration of Thai Silk

The final curtain of the whole week of 9th Celebration of Thai Silk came with the Grand Fashion Extravaganza on November 23, 2019 at the Royal Thai Navy Convention Hall. The event was a great success and credit to Mr. Edward Kiti, President and Founder of the Tourist Assistance Foundation, and his team who had been working incessantly on the project. They pulled off an amazing experience for everyone involved and attended the week long episodes of fashion shows, and excellently promoted Thailand to the world.

Every year since 2010, the Thai Tourist Assistance Foundation, in collaboration with members of the foreign diplomatic corps in Bangkok, has organized the Celebration of Silk project to exhibit traditional and modern Thai silk and design. 2019 showcased the 9th annual celebration to commemorate Her Majesty’s 87th Birthday. In honour of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the Queen Mother, the Celebration of Silk project ran for an entire week (from November 18 – 22), with design seminars, university lectures, commercial displays and an extraordinary nationally televised fashion show each year.

In 2019, a total of 71 countries participated in the project. Last year marked the biggest Thai Silk Fashion event ever held in Thailand. Different country designers created Royal Thai Silk costumes for their respective Ambassador, Spouse of Ambassador or Embassy representative. The Grand Opening Fashion Show was an extravaganza affair which was officiated by the Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha in front of an audience over 5,000 media personalities, designers, celebrities, government officials, diplomats, buyers, business and industry leaders.

Last year observed the participation of 33 Ambassadors, 30 Spouses of Ambassadors, 8 Deputy Chief of Missions, and 26 Embassy representatives. With the 2019 project, the 2nd International Thai Silk Fashion Week was held for five full days at Eden Zone, Central World. It successfully showcased 24 full fashion shows by 43 fashion designers. During the week-long event, each designer exhibited a collection of Thai Silk costumes and also their own latest collections. The Next Big Designer Contest, its first on Fashion TV was launched at the Finale.


Source: Expat Life Thailand

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