Silks and satins were all over the fashion runways this season, and we couldn’t be happier, given that these fabrics have the ability to keep us feeling cool. One of our favourite local designers, Munchumart Numbenjapol, is obviously on top of the trends, having just launched her new Silk Road collection for Munchu’s, featuring stunning dresses and gowns with delicate and sheer silks. With Bangkok poised for constant heat waves, you should shop these five lightweight silk pieces and flaunt them at your upcoming social gathering.

All dresses are available upon request at Munchu’s.

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Floral-print kimono

The kimono has come full circle: It was once the everyday dress of Japan, and now it’s a fashion statement. Munchu’s has reimagined this age-old robe and transformed it into a modern wardrobe staple. This super-chic kimono can be worn as a glam one-piece, or as a jacket over any outfit. The latter is fast overtaking the over-sized boyfriend shirt as the essential cover-up, but with its intricate floral print, this kimono has a vintage luxe feel that makes it perfect for evening events.

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Silver Champagne

Go for this sheer silk gown embellished with shimmering metallic details. The dress has a beautiful evergreen silhouette, dressing your body with a curve-slimming cut. While it’s body-conscious, it doesn’t bandage your shape, so it highlights your figure without being too revealing. The best part about Munchu’s dresses is that everything is tailor-made to your body shape, so you don’t have to worry about the fitting. If you find the slit too high — or rather inconvenient — expert Munchumart Numbenjapol will find a way to make it work for you.

3
Lawrence of Arabia

Adorned with hippy-luxe tassels, the Lawrence of Arabia dress is probably our favourite from this new collection. Caramel tassels, muted copper embroidery, and warm walnut-coloured silk infuse this dress with rich style and an elegant autumnal touch. It’s not the first time we’ve see the introduction of fringe in statement dresses this season, and it’s hard not to love the details. Imagine stepping into a party with this dress — all eyes will be on you when the playful tassels shake gently as you walk.

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Floral qipao

Munchumart Numbenjapol tells us that she was inspired by China and period films, so she added a bit of Old Shanghai glamour to Munchu’s house style. As a result, the collection — especially this particular qipao dress — features stunning, intricate floral prints. With the elegant slit and exquisite buttons adorned, this dress is far from your typical Chinese qipao.

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Top-to-toe prints

For those who’d prefer wearing trousers, go for this matching print top-to-toe floral silk outfit. If you follow Munchumart Numbenjapol on Instagram — which you should — you would have noticed how she effortlessly pulls off this look. Bold and stylish, the matched, structured blazer and tailored trousers will definitely make eyes pop. Of course, these two pieces can be worn separately and effortlessly worked into any of your everyday outfits.