Sirens of the big screen

fashion November 01, 2018 09:00

By The Nation

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Leading Thai fashion brand Canitt recently introduced its mysterious mood for autumn and winter in a collection that draws on the women in Alfred Hitchcock’s best known thrillers.

“Fierce, independent and dramatic” are the key words used by creative director Khanidtha Daroonnate in defining the looks of the heroines of Hitchcock’s “Dial M for Murder”, “To Catch a Thief”, “Vertigo” and “Psycho”. She makes particular references to actresses Grace Kelly, Janet Leigh and Ingrid Bergman, placing emphasis on feminine curves and dresses that expose the neck, shoulders and breast line for a seductive look. 

“These actresses ooze old Hollywood glamour and have strong characters that mesmerize the viewer,” she says of her designs for the Screen Sirens collection, which uses layers of ruffles to add charm. 

The palette is mainly white and black with pops of such colours as red, beige, light grey and smoky grey adding depth and enhancing angles. High-waisted trousers are paired with masculine tailored blazers with feminine touches, both cut to bring out the Asian body shape. 

Fabrics include silk satin paired with velvet and enhanced with chiffon.