From Monday 18th to Saturday 24th of June
come to see the final work at Alliance française de Bangkok !!!
French Embassy, Goethe Institute, Embassy of Italy, Embassy of Spain and Portuguese Cultural Centre Bangkok - Instituto Camões are the 5 EUNIC members developing a singular project in the field of fashion design with Silpakorn University International College and Faculty of Decorative Arts.
A workshop is organized with 10 Thai students and 5 europeans students. All the EUNIC members involved in this project have already links with Silpakorn University.
EUNIC Clusters will take advantage of this common schedule to involve the European fashion designers students on workshop with local fashion designers students.
The objective of this project is to develop sustainable partnerships based on an expanding sector and international exchange and, in the same time, to assert the theme of sustainable development.
5 European students and 10 Thai students :
5 couples / 5 mannequins
European schools involved :
France : Chardon Savard
Germany : Haw Hamburg
Italy : Accademia Italiana Di Firenze
Portugal : Faculdade de Belas-Artes Universidade de Lisboa
One workshop during 15 days at CAT Tower Building.
Each European/Thai team will work and produce clothes and accessories. The Challenge : use a recycling material (bag, shoes, scarf, jewelry…) for one piece of their creation.
Students will be trained by 2 professors from Silpakorn University : Ms. Anugoon Buranaprapuk & Mr. Piyawat Pattanapuckdee.
Many thanks to Singer Thailand who lends sewing machines !
One French – Thai
One German - Thai
One Italian - Thai
One Portuguese - Thai
One Spanish – Thai
general presentation, guideline for the project and each student presented their school and single work.
top left to right : Mariana Campos (Portugal), Alicia Jordan (Spain), Hilke Scholz (Germany), Catenira Vanturelli (Italy), Jirapha Laksanawisit, Sasicha Howcharoen, Porntip Pluemjai, Harshita Patel, Natakorn Daowattanakit, Poonsiri Sanubol, Pairwa Toogjit
bottom left to right : Nattapong Kongruk, Victor Martin (France), Yanissa Kittisommanakun, Naiyanat Sornratanachai
they had one hour to compose their team
they met professors overseeing the workshop : Anugoon Buranaprapuk & Piyawat Pattanapuckdee
The mannequins at Cat tower. Students discover their place of work.
Day 3 sketches and material shopping
30 hands at work
Professor Piyawat Pattanapuckdee visits the workshop and discuss with students.
After work, they visit the Pure Gold Upcycled ! upgraded ! exhibition at TCDC (Thailand Design and Culture Centre) and supported by Goethe Institute and Embassy of Germany
Days 5 & 6 : details only
More time passes, more the room seems smaller and smaller ....
always under caring supervision of the 2 professors, Anugoon Buranaprapuk & Piyawat Pattanapuckdee.
patchwork of the day
end of the afternoon, Ambassador of Portugal, his spouse Kevin Colleary and Maria Madureira, cultural attachée, receive the students at the Residency
D-2 before the presentation .... cutting, sewing, weaving
Video of these two amazing weeks :
video : Chanon Piyakamalanon and his team
Day 9 / Day 10 : presentation
On Saturday June 16th, students have presented their work at Residence de France to the partners, diplomatic representations and press
Yanisa Kittisommanakun, Natakorn Daowattnakit, & Victor Martin
Photographer: Yanisa Kittisommanakun & Natakorn Daowattnakit model : Victor Martin
Bangkok. Paris. Two big cities which seem very different at first sight but like every capitals they have a common point: inequality. Through this design we want to illustrate those inequalities to show that Thailand and France are not that different.
Material: Leather, Cotton, zipper Recycling material: rice bag, plastic net
Thai Italian creation
Nattapong Kongkruk, Sasicha Howchaoren & Caterina Vanturelli
Model : Pumin Boonmatum / Photographer : Airanut Jarurojparkorn
Plastic is damaging Earth, especially in our both cities. We were inspired by this problem, therefore we used plastic as the main focus for the design. Our project is an idea of how plastic can be used to create a dress. Even if it is a material that is apparently very poor, with manipulations it can become a very precious and valuable aspect. We combine both baroque style fashion from Italy and Thai style.
Materials udes : plastic bags, white and beige cotton fabrics, trimmings and rope ( jute, candle, plastic, viscose )
Thai German creation
Porntip Plemjai, Jirapha Laksanavisit & Hilke Scholz
Model: Pirapron Gontong / Photographer: Napee Sae-lim
The outfit is a symbol of the encounter between Hilke from Hamburg and Jirapha and Porntip from Bangkok. The dress stands intertwining cultures and colors of Bangkok. The jacket is inspired by the oxidized copper roofs of Hamburg. The outfit expresses contrast between of the extrovert culture of Bangkok with the reserved culture of Hamburg. But if you open the jacket and see the colourful lining, both are not so different after all.
Materials used: Fabric straps, Fabric and feather trimmings, Fabric Ribbons and straps, Faux leather, Recycled plastic bags
Poonsiri Sanubol, Harshita Patel & Alicia Jordi Diaz
model : Tantita Sriyanyong
This piece represents the fusion between Thailand and Spain through dance : Likay from Thailand and Flamenco from Spain. The piece shows elements from both of the typical costumes used for these dances. The ruffles from the flamenco dress and the shine and crystals from the Likay. The recycling materials are used as any other fabric would be, and the whole look mixes different colors and patterns. The raw edges of the fabrics, shows the chaos but fun as well dancing together.
Material used :
Chiffon, Satin, plain or with pattern, Line, lace, Tulle with aplications , Organza , Foiled paper
Recycling materials used: Fabric from other garments, Magazine paper, Plastic bags, Old CDs
Naiyanat Sornratanachai, Paira Toogjit & Mariana Campos
Model : Mutchima Wachirakomain / Photographer : Nopasin Congsomjit
“Night Flower” is inspired by the LGBT and drag counterculture. It is influenced by the idea of drag queens as the flowers that bloom at night. We used the Pa-Tung and Pa Khao Ma, fabrics that represents both female and male. We wanted Night Flower to show the fluidity of genders, in it's pride, and in it's liveliness.
Materials used: Pa-tung and Pa Khao Ma fabrics Recycling material used : plastics bags from the fabrics shop
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