In March during Paris Fashion Week, Maison Sirivannavari unveiled its autumn/winter 2023/24 collection to an international audience at the Ritz Paris on Place Vendôme.
The ready-to-wear and accessories recently landed on a runway and a pop-up at Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel in Bangkok.
A vibrant fashion show presented the season's looks from the new collection, which celebrates achievements of pioneering women in aviation history.
Founder and creative director HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya was particularly inspired by three adventurous icons.
Amelia Earhart was the first woman to complete a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean in May 1932. Five years later, the American pilot and her plane mysteriously disappeared during an attempt to fly around the world.
Nicknamed "The Flying Housewife", Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock was the first woman to fly solo around the world in 1964. On her single-engine Cessna, she departed from Port Columbus International Airport and returned to Ohio after 29 days.
The sky was not the limit for Valentina Tereshkova -- the first woman to travel to space on June 16, 1963. At the time of her selection as a cosmonaut for the Vostok 6 mission, the Russian was a worker in a textile factory and an amateur parachutist.
Sirivannavari empowers women, drawing inspiration from the indomitable spirit of these female aviators, through this latest collection.
Their adventurous spirit is expressed by the signature Iris jacket, which has been reimagined with a sleek silhouette and squared shoulders, available in both short styles with widened or tapered lapels and mid-length style with a cut-out waist.
Their bold nature and daring glamour are reflected in luxurious co-ord sets, including halter/pants, wrap-over/pipe-trousers, and even bodysuits made of metallic jersey.
Other materials include leather and technical fabrics while delicate silk, intricate lace and transparent embroidered chiffon are blended with heavy wool or leather to embrace contrasts.
Designs echo elongated silhouettes of the 1940s and elements of the aviator style while the palette revolves around black and white, punctuated by elegant touches of beige.
Reminiscent of a patchwork or collage, the print of the season features artworks specially created by the royal designer.
The women's collection exemplifies the essence of Sirivannavari -- a harmonious fusion of femininity with a masculine silhouette, intricate prints, artisanal techniques, Thai aesthetics and impeccable craftsmanship. The adventurous spirit of modern men is embodied in the S'Homme line, whose designs combine the essence of the Sirivannavari style with the functionality of urban menswear and the elegance of tailoring.
The precise and minimalist cuts create aviator-inspired silhouettes that are elongated with suits or full-length frock coats, layering over high-collar or scarf-collar shirts and tapered-to-flared pants for formal occasions.
The masculine palette is in sand, navy blue and black while the season's print appears on a flight jacket, shirts and bags.
Wing your way into winter with jewellery inspired by mechanical details of airplanes. Other designs include the embracing of two faces to form a heart on a brooch, bangle and other pieces.
The versatile Noella bag is made of soft nylon, skilfully stitched and adorned with the S logo while the strap is in leather for a stylish touch.
The signature feather pouch bag with a crystal-like handle boasts embroidery details while the standout evening clutch with crystal bead and lace embroidery further showcases the brand's craftsmanship.
With a metal logo on the temples, the striking acetate frame sunglasses are a must-have for the bold aviator style.
The new collections are available at the Sirivannavari flagship store on the 1st floor of Siam Paragon, King Power Duty Free Rangnam and sirivannavari.com.