“That brand with lots of holes” is usually how many people remember the Thai designer label VINN PATARARIN. Known for clothes that feature striking cut-out shapes and laser-cut textures, the brand also champions innovation and experimentation to create fresh looks and designs. Although the pieces seem edgy upon first look, they also embody a sophisticated and versatile appeal that crosses over – men love them, so do women. It comes as no surprise that fashion bigwigs from Bangkok choose to dress in VINN PATARARIN during international fashion weeks, while Chinese rap superstar Jackson Wang has also been known to sport certain looks from previous collections.
However, it seems like Thai fashion isn’t just intent on looking good. If the brand’s spring/summer 2023 collection Modern Botanist is anything to go by, it’s also about helping the wearer feel good. Taking inspiration from how people turn to nature therapy in order to heal themselves, new motifs, prints and silhouettes used in this collection draw from the shapes and colors of flowers and leaves. City dwellers can wear nature on their sleeves with this collection, as 3D pop-up details create an intricate texture that look like petals of flowers on the clothes.