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Romance-inspired fashion

Sirivannavari and S’Homme’s spring-summer collection envisions a world full of enchantment

Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya.

Of all places, a museum sets the mood for romance.

The love story is portrayed in a five-chapter poem by Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya. It then inspired the Sirivannavari and S’Homme Spring-Summer 2020 Collection titled Mythos Poética.

The museum is where an art collector meets a goddess-like beauty, dressed in a crystal-embroidered off-the-shoulder yellow peplum dress. From one hall to another, she changes her style — for instance, from wearing an embroidered taffeta-draped deconstructed bow dress to a corset with a silk chiffon hoodie matched with a vegan leather tulip skirt.

These outfits along with other pieces from the collection were recently unveiled at a fashion show, staged at Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon. Showstopper coutures, included a heart-shaped dress with oversized puff sleeves, and an asymmetrical, single-shoulder maxi mermaid gown with a dramatic draped ribbon.

“The inspiration for this season came from my own poems as well as the retrospective of my signature designs, which are modernised to match the theme of the collection. In addition, I have incorporated unfinished work from the past, including some of my designs exhibited when I graduated from École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, which have never been shown in public before,” said Princess Sirivannavari.

The fashion show kicked off a series of celebrations to mark the 15th anniversary of Sirivannavari Bangkok founded by the Princess, who is also the creative director.

Over the years, the Thai fashion house has archived signature designs that have been reinterpreted for the Mythos Poética collection.

“The one-shoulder top with an oversized puff sleeve, in ivory silk chiffon, paired with a silk biker diaper pants is adapted from a key look of the Spring-Summer 2008 Collection Presence Of The Past,” said the Princess. “Fringe details — which was a key technique in the Spring-Summer 2009 Collection Ethnic Rock — has been brought back for the ivory peplum vest with a maxi tassel hem, creating an hourglass shaped illusion.”

From the Spring-Summer 2015 Collection Napoleonic, exquisite embroidery technique on a tulle blouse has been reworked for a new pattern, named Lily of the Valley.

This season’s signature looks include a Greek Goddess cocktail dress in pleated silk, with the new logo perforated belt; a raffia yarn midriff midi dress with embroidered Lily of the Valley in blue-ivy; and a layered two-tone lace vest with lace appliqué.

The in-house workshop of couture embroidery, Sirivannavari Atelier and Academy, shows its prowess in the lace appliqué, encrusted crystal and pearl on delicate tulle fabric, and feather embellishment on the fishtail evening gown.

The prints of the season include zodiac signs drawn by the Princess as well as newspaper patterns, incorporated throughout the collection, from ready to wear, shoes and scarves.

Eight of 67 outfits are from the S’Homme Spring-Summer 2020 collection. Key looks include a cobalt nautical-blue jacket with zipper details, a printed silk shirt paired with slim fit cropped jeans, and a patchwork denim shirt with a heart-shaped badge embellished with the “S” logo.

The Spring-Summer 2020 Collection Mythos Poética is available at Sirivannavari flagship store on the 1st Floor, Siam Paragon.

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