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Interview with Asava

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​by Yvette I was completely mesmerised by the charisma of Thai designer Polpat “Moo” or “Asava” Asavaprapa. He is a man who challenges stereotypes and made me laugh numerous times on and off camera. As I said to him, his energy, passion and enthusiasm was infectious and as for his clothing? Well, his fabrics, prints, cuts and style of the collections in his eponymous label blew me away. So wearable,…

Elle Fashion Week Bangkok: ASAVA show

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​Meow. ASAVA’s cat troop did not disappoint. The “Hibiscus Heiress” collection was an absolute hit with the crowd. Pastel patterns, high collars, big bows and a splash of neon flooded the runway. A few midriffs were on show – a recent trend, along with bustiers and asymmetrical lines. Regardless of the cut Mr Asava has a way of accentuating the female, feline form! The finger gloves and ear headbands are on my wish list….

Elle Fashion Week Bangkok: ASAVA social diary

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​After meeting Asava the designer in person, I couldn’t resist returning to Bangkok to actually see his collection on the runway at Elle Fashion Week SS13 at Lumpini Park.​ This event had the fashionistas coming out in droves. Sometimes half the fun is playing observer before the actual show – people watching has never been so interesting! While I was busy trying not to look like a Noddy-no-friends (as I…

Bangkok: day three photo diary

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by Yvette Day 3 we moved to the stunning Westin Grande Sukhumvit. The staff were incredibly cool and friendly. We again had a tour of this luxurious hotel – from the rooftop function centre / bar called Altitude, to the uber-mod pool, the in-house spa and massage area and to my favourite place – Taste the restaurant. The array of delectable delights was vast. My mouth is watering now recounting the experience!…

Asava cat n candy striper love

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 by Yvette I am obsessed with the ASAVA label from Bangkok, Thailand. The ease of the ready-to-wear items work so well in hot weather in a metropolitan ​landscape for the everyday modern woman. Plus the illusions created by the cutouts in this particular dress generates a slim silhouette. This piece is the perfect marriage of stylish and playful topped off with a bit of punch with the juxtaposing pastel prints. I could twirl around in…

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