It’s hard to decide whether Thai fashion is somewhat confused or simply genius. Hearing about wacky new fashion trends around town, we decided to delve into the mysterious world of Thai fashion, which today seems to consist of animal prints, detachable collars, and fruit headbands. The trends seem to align with Korea and Japan’s latest, and the young Thais are strutting them in style (with the girls teetering on heels, of course). Whether or not the trends are to your taste, readers, it’s time to get yourself up to date.
01. Collar On, Collar Off Scoop-neck tees? Plunging necklines? Forget about it. We want collars. Collars are all the rage; walk around any mall or local market, and you’ll be able to find collars that run the gamut from sophisticated and classy to chic and outrageous. And if your favourite tee doesn’t have a collar, you can always get a detachable one. Outfit from I Am, 51 Nimmanhaemin Road
02. Sparkle, Girl, Sparkle: Galaxy Pants Sorry to tell you that those ‘90s days of baggy denims are long gone, my old friends. Now, it’s the tighter the better – we’ve gone from skinny jeans to jeggings (jean leggings), and now: galaxy pants. The trend is to wear skin-tight material that will show off the stars on your thighs -literally. Outfit from Naya Fashion Collection, 24/11 Nimmanhaemin Road
03. Rawr FashionGo is fierce! Animal prints have always been in, but here’s the twist: it’s not the prints, but the full-frontal experience of having a husky staring out at you. It’s not just the big beasts that are popular – look out for some cats, giraffes, and unicorns too! Outfit from NaNa, Soi 11 Nimmanhaemin Road
04. Highwaisted Heaven Perhaps it’s because Thais have the monopoly on tiny,barely-there waists, but for better or worse, high waists are here to stay. Plain colours always work, but we were fascinated by all the crazy new prints, such as glaring florals, patterned cherries, and sparkles. Outfit from Ruby, Kad Suan Kaew 4th Floor