The global Southeast Asian luxury brand Jim Thompson defined fashion and lifestyle that reflects men – Jim Thompson-style – during the brand’s “SUMMER PERSPECTIVE” fashion show. Featuring looks from Jim Thompson Spring/Summer 2018, the dazzling event presented 16 A-lister looks created with selections from the gorgeous collection.
The event was jointly attended by Bangkok’s hottest celebrities, Prakarn (Name) Raiva of Thai band Getsunova, longstanding entrepreneur Pita (Tim) Limjaroenrat, renowned photographer and philanthropist Kanachai (Kit) Bencharongkul and Vogue Thailand’s Managing Editor Ston (Puen) Tantraporn. All made their presence known during the event with highlight looks that reflected the multiple perspectives of the new collection. The fashion show also introduced Jim Thompson’s men’s bags for the season, AKA the “Tropical Collection”
The collection’s ready-to-wear attire offers an opulent feel and unique touch of silk in modern styles and for everyday wear, while simultaneously embodying the East meets West heritage of the brand. Ready to challenge men’s apparel once more with a palette of reddish brown, ash grey, beige, orange, green, purple and blue, these range from suits to trench coats, blazers, sahariana jackets and print shirts. Accessories include various designs of Panama hats, kangaroo leather bags and pocket squares.
This season’s fashion-forward bags are inspired by a species of tropical flora, hence the “Tropical Collection”. These bags feature light-weight, durable, versatile and striking colours and designs with light weight, while utilising a silky touch premium nylon as the main material.
Name Raiva represented a distinctively top-of-his-game young man. “This is the first time I try the new look blue suit, making a departure from dark, reserved colours I normally wear. It makes a perceptible difference as to how a colour inspires you with greater vitality. The very high quality fabrics are also cool and comfortable to wear,” said Name.
Photographer and traveller Kit Bencharongkul works in art and design and has his own perspective of the new collection. “How we clothe ourselves each day is more than a fashion statement: it is a recurring quest for fresh inspirations. This collection includes numerous items, each with interesting details. For example, the key piece for my look today is the burgundy shirt with printed design, which goes incredibly well with the jacket. It’s a new, enjoyable challenge to me,” he said.