20.6.08

Boudoir Pretties...

Although there's no dearth of high-fashion glossies pushing the latest news about European/American labels entering the Indian market, I often wonder why we don't get to know more about designers from Asia*. It's probably got a lot to do with not having the PR machines to get their stuff known, but it's a real shame because there are too many really good designers whose work ends up flying under the fashion radar altogether.
One such designer (she's from Thailand, though not that unknown, going by her press page) is Disaya Prakobsantisukh of Boudoir, whose collection is a dolly-girl's dream, though it wouldn't be too hard to imagine other girls going for it too. It's simple and pretty, but not toothache-inducingly so, with a strong emphasis on dresses (this is the AW07 collection I'm looking at)- and the frill-less presentation of the clothes makes it really easy for me to imagine pulling a piece out of context and de-prettifying it by adding a parka or a beatup pair of boots to the mix (which is my first urge on encountering anything pretty-pretty). Though the ultimate surprise for me was the star-print dress on the right in the second photograph- turns out I don't really hate all star prints except one after all...
*most of my info about designers in Asian countries besides India, Korea and Japan has ended up coming off fashion blogs written from Asia.
all pictures from Boudoir.

10 comments:

WendyB said...

The left one on the bottom row has a bit of a gothic Lolita vibe, no?

the Constantly Dramatic One said...

Ouuuuu I totally wear that one, The last one, on the left.

TO.TAL.LY.

Then I walk around with thick makeup and suck on lollies....okay maybe should not have shared that with you =p

But loving the dress anyhow.

Wendy said...

These looks are fantastic! I like the tights and socks combination.

The Clothes Horse said...

Those are pretty star prints. I wish mags would cover rising designers from other regions more, I really end up liking some of the looks I find on blogs but feel ignorant because I can't find much information on them...

riz said...

I agree it most def. has something to do with the pr machinery...corporatism etc.

Meg said...

I think I'm finding myself reconsidering stars?!

evie said...

i'm with you on asian designers... i don't know enough about them or of them. and the ones that are known aren't really my cup of tea. i've heard though that there are many talents in thailand...

NewYorkChique said...

really pretty! id totally wear some of those

susie_bubble said...

I try to stay on top of things but yes, it is hard when so few of them are publicised...I wrote about Boudoir yonks ago and they have gone from strength to strength...a good PR behind a designer is key though...it's great that they are represented by Blow who do a good job of getting Boudoir out there...

Blue Floppy Hat said...

WendyB: yeah, now that you say it, it does...
Constantly Dramatic One: will you send me a photograph, if you do? :)
Wendy: I'm rather fond of the hosiery-layering concept myself, I quite like it.

The Clothes Horse: I know exactly how you feel, I really do wish we knew more :)

Riz: that's probably it, too- besides, it's rare that smaller labels get to compete in the same kind of playing field anyway.

Meg: I think it's all in the scattering..

Evie: I'm glad to know a fellow Asian blogger shares my point of view...so many of the local designers I know of make stuff that wouldn't interest me even if I could afford it- but there's still some interesting ones out there.

Newyorkchique: I'm with you on that..

Susie: I went back to that post of yours, and now I remember the coat you featured- it was absolutely gorgeous! I'm not so well up on PRs (don't know anything about them), but I'm thrilled that you say they have a good one, that seems important nowadays..

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