Koi Restaurant and Lounge on the 39th floor of the Sathorn Square Building in Bangkok, which specialises in Japanese-Californian fusion, paid tribute to designer Roberto Cavalli at its recent Koi Fashion Gala.
Koi’s groundbreaking mix of food styles has attracted big-name fans in the United States, including George Clooney and Madonna. Koi Bangkok is fast attracting the stars too.
Having hosted a Versace Retrospective at the opening of the restaurant and Club@Koi in April, the venue this time channelled the energy of Cavalli, who revolutionised prints, perfumes and blue jeans.
The space, the food, the décor and the entertainment all took cues from Cavalli’s passion for patterns, fabrics and form.
DJ Luigi Anello and singer Davidino HTS performed house, dance, funk and electronic music to get the party started and aerial dancers added to the mesmerising atmosphere.
London-based fashion illustrator and art director Adriana went around doing portraits of a few lucky guests before and after the fashion show.
Among those on hand were Polish Ambassador Extraordinary Waldemar Dubaniowski and his wife Ewa, actress Katreeya English, Kraiwit Kunavuthai, Nitat Nawayo, Natchanon Singlum, Mike Chanatip and Tao Thanasit.
Since opening its first outlet in Los Angeles in 2002, the Koi Group has expanded to New York, Las Vegas, Abu Dhabi and Bangkok and become popular with Alisters and jetsetting business executives.
Table reservations are highly recommended at www.KoiRestaurantBkk.com/sathorn or the “koirestaurantbkk” Facebook page.