Spice up your wardrobe with quirky accessories and flaunt your style this summer. With numerous local talent focusing on fashion and jewellery, there are plenty of unique statement pieces and timeless items to choose from. From haute couture MOO Eyewear to exotic Aclaire Stingray Jewelry, these 6 Bangkok accessories brands are all fashioned by homegrown designers.
Made with exotic stingray leather, Aclaire Stingray Jewelry offers a unique collection of necklaces, bangles and earrings. We love the use of stingray skin here, as the fabric is covered with a mosaic of tiny, bony plates that resemble a cluster of white pearls. Adorned with semi-precious gemstones, each of these exquisite accessories is brightly colour-dyed and whimsically designed. Add an easy extra to your summer look with these silver- and gold-plated jewellery.
Inspired by Romeo and Juliet, O Thongthai’s latest collection of accessories reflects both the love and despair of the Shakespearean play. This is evident in the designer’s choice of colour palette and intricate designs. We particularly like the assortment of rings that O Thongthai has to offer. For instance, this empress stone ring, which is embellished with a peacock-green malachite stone and silver-plated, is a great addition to jazz up your everyday outfits.
Bangkok-born and London-trained Moo Piyasombatkul is the founder of MOO Eyewear, and Central Saint Martins designer behind the statement glasses that were worn by Lady Gaga. As shown in the photo, Moo’s signature Baroque Eyes spectacles are created with vintage frames and porcelain detailing. If you’re a fan, you’ll be thrilled to know that Moo is now taking personalised orders. Why not create frames that are just designed for you?
A fun fashion brand that is dedicated to give back to our community, Beachdaze’s collection of bags are all handcrafted by local artisans in Northern Thailand. Laleewan Kamolsut, the former public relations manager at Loewe, is the entrepreneur behind this accessories brand. She tells us that each of the beach bags takes almost a week to complete, and every single one of them can be customised to your liking. So you can go ahead and have your favourite phrase handwoven in the colour of your choice.
Beachdaze (online shop)
Founded by Proud Limpongpan, Cerimani is a sustainability brand that supports rural communities in collaboration projects with Karen Hilltribes Trust. Cerimani does not only build vocational jewellery schools, the brand also funds sanitised water projects in Thailand. We love that Cerimani’s pieces are all ethically crafted with conflict-free gemstones and precious metals. Simple and uniquely imagined, the collection showcases timeless classic necklaces, as well as bold statement items.
Cerimani (online shop)
Fun, bold and quirky, Whatsoever boasts a series of funky apparel, as well as statement pieces. Their new collection is all about that shorter cross-body sling wallet and belts. If you ever feel like opting for the street-style casual look, this is a must-have item to complete the outfit. We particularly like the flaming slick on some of their belts, as it gives the item a bit of an edge.
Whatsoever (online shop)