Strictly ballroom

fashion December 14, 2017 01:00

By THE NATION

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Vatanika's new resort 2018 collection was inspired by the designer's memories of old style dancing



A BEAUTIFUL couple whose smooth and fluid movements on the dance floor are totally captivating inspired leading Thai designer Vatanika Patamasingh in the creation of her new resort 2018 collection.

“I have been surrounded by music and dance since I was young. Having seen my grandparents happily dancing together on the dance floor as if time was standing is still one of my favourite memories,” the designer tells XP. 

Showcased recently at the luxury Park Hyatt hotel in downtown Bangkok, the Vatanika Resort 2018 collection reinterprets the brand’s signature looks, combining them with fascinating silhouettes that resemble the movements of a female body through strategically juxtaposed modern fabrics and materials, such as geometric mesh and neoprene. Silk satin, French lace and silk tassels serve to accentuate womanly curves while reinforcing the mix of modern and classic.

This collection also includes ready-to-wear looks that blend elegance with femininity, such as the black silk satin playsuit with a zipper slit and the casual flared trousers with a lace lining. Another highlight is the kimono duster that takes a new twist on conventional fabrics used for men's trousers. With the striking contrast of an alluring feminine silhouette and masculine sleekness, this piece is another epitome of perfect contradiction.

The key colours in this Resort 2018 collection include black, white, champagne, scarlet and navy blue.