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Sunday, October 17, 2010
Flowers for Vatit Itthi
It's been the third day at Elle Fashion Week and we've come over half way. We have seen exquisite settings: the candles and acrylic plate frescoes of Kloset, the giant teacup, teapot and saucer of Boudoir and so. Actually, you really notice budget cut in setting, I must say. With an exception of Disaya which is the closing show, I don't expect any extravagant backdrop for the final day at all.
But setting doesn't matter much much if you have a collection that's just divine, like Vatit Itthi had. The design duo who're schooled in Chicago first stunned the Thai fashionistas with their Young Designers' show 2 years ago when they shared the stage with another Elle Fashion Week come-back, Antwerp-groomed Ek Thongprasert. While Ek disappeared from last year's event, Vatit Itthi has become a regular. It's not just about their neat tailoring and design sublimity, though. Elle Thailand's editor-in-chief Kullawit Laosuksri mutterd a few days prior to the show, 'I want to see Vatit Itthi.' while the grand dame of EFW, Post Intermedia's managing director Siri Udomritthiruj, never hides her appreciation for them. 'They are my favourite brand!' she announced after the show. You could actually heared Kullwit whispering something like, 'Oh, you really could wear that.' or 'That's very you!' to his boss during the show.
And the brand is not the favourite of the two most powerful personalities of Elle Fashion Week for no reason. I also must say that, as of the third day, Vatit Itthi is my favourite so far. Looking at their clothes, you could really feel the meticulous attention and thought-through process put into each seam. A simple piece like a pair of trousers (coming in cream and black) transpires flawless cuttting. Their gorgeous, and perfectly fitted evening dresses remind me of a familair image of Pierre Balmain, one time dressmaker to HM the Queen, fitting a dress onto his model.
As the light was turned on, and the crowd began to leave the tent, I heard someone saying, ''Why don't those Thai actresses just wear this brand to awards ceremony or party? They'll never be subjected to scrutiny from fashion police ever again.''