Nostalgic vibes, commercial vibes, and now Optimistic Vibes. 2015 has been a year of Vibes with a capital V, and, fortunately, the vibes carry on with a positively high note, leading into the new year.
For her namesake’s Autumn-Winter line, designer Patinya Kyokong has pieced together a classic, “but not conservative,” collection. Classic is good. PATINYA’s designs contrast competing elements of modern conservatism (very little in fashion nowadays is truly conservative) and the delicate typecasts of femininity. We’re talking open backs, a pastel palette, and short—but not too short—bottoms that are tight against the waist but flair out near the thighs or feet, making them as perfect for the red carpet (at Siam Paragon, of course) as they are for a day on the town or at the office.
Inspired by positive and influential nature of women—meaning, women themselves are the inspiration—the designer says she emphasized sharp cuts and strong curved lines to achieve the right kind of silhouettes and patterns to express meaning. The colours often stay true to baby blue and light pink shades, which are intended to represent levity of emotion. But smooth ivory and black also make appearances, a nod to the urban lifestyle of the modern woman. Ditto the blend of French lace, metallic silk, and organza silk—sweetness mixed with city chic in the choice of fabric.
The ready-to-wear designs can be mixed and matched with past PATINYA collections, seamlessly connecting with previous pieces to create a fresh new style. So they have a longer shelf life, unlike the one-and-done staples of other brands. Flexibility, value, timelessness: these, too, are good.
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