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Homegrown: 6 Thai designers to keep your eyes on

A new class of Thai designers is on the rise in the fashion realm. Not only do they have a stylish fashion label, they are also making a name for themselves as Instagram influencers. When you scroll through their stream of stunning #OOTD, you’ll see how they’ve all effortlessly mixed and matched their own collection into their daily outfits. Familiarise yourself with these six chic designers and their Instagram accounts. They will never fail to inspire when you need a quick style pick-me-up.

1
Ploychompu Umpujh

Ploychompu Umpujh is a woman who wears many hats. As the business development manager at The EM District, Ploychompu also runs her own clothing brand Ploychompu Design. Simple and edgy, Ploychompu features a selection of stylish crop tops, dresses and jumpsuits. However, their most popular item is probably the valentino beachwear, which is offered in two shades – Champagne and pastel pink.

Ploychompu Design (online shop), @ploychompumpujh

2
Janice Pitchana Ekachai

As the daughter of public relations specialist Snidpim Ekachai, Janice helps run the PR agency Pimplus and attends to numerous events. The way she finds time to design her own fashion label Pitchana (and look after her gorgeous figure with yoga) never fails to amaze us. Sweet, sexy and sophisticated, her collection of dresses is a reflection of her own personality. We especially love the eyelets dress, which boasts a slim, modern fit. Get it off the rack or have it custom-made.

Pitchana, Central Chitlom Second Floor, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, +66 2 655 7862, @pitchana

3
M.R. Mannarumas ‘Yingmann’ Yukol

Add a touch of fun sparkle to your laidback Saturday look with La Luna Shoes. Founded by the sassy M.R. Mannarumas ‘Yingmann’ Yukol, the designer shoe brand offers a comfortable yet stylish selection of sneakers. Available in numerous shades – from glittery gold and shimmering silver to electric blue and baby pink – the sneakers itself is a statement piece. Bold yet casual-chic, the design is versatile enough for any styles.

La Luna Shoes, available at various locations such as CentralFestival Eastville, 9/2 Pradit Manuthai Khwaeng Lat Phrao, Khet Lat Phrao, @yingmann

4
Birdie Parva Nakasai

Birdie Parva Nakasai has become a staple name in the fashion scene here in Bangkok. She has risen in the ranks in her own rights as a coveted Instagram influencer and fashion blogger. We can’t go pass her Parva Collection as their signature accessories, such as the T-Cara choker and the newly launched black leather belt, are so versatile that they practically go with everything. Not to mention that they also a fun edge to your outfits.

Parva Collection (online shop), @birdieparva

5
Claire Weeranund Sadakornwongwut

We absolutely fell in love with Claire Weeranund’s travel insta-feed, as well as her first collection of clothing. Inspired by her travels and minimalistic style, Claire’s Brand is gearing up to be quite the perfect brand for your summer vacay. For instance, this cross-body blue summer dress that she is wearing in the photo is a stunner against the azure backdrop. Definitely a big tick from us.

Claire’s Brand (online shop), @claireweeranund

6
Nicha Thanalongkorn

Nicha Thanalongkorn’s got an Instagram account that got us hooked. And her up-and-coming Thai brand Nicha Official has won the hearts of many A-list celebrities such as Margie Rasri and Jinny Chotivichit. Nicha often inspires us with her fierce makeup and the classic silhouettes from her brand. Now that we know where to get our wardrobe staples from, we’ll be frequent visitors to her shop at The Emquartier.

Nicha Official, The Emquartier Second Floor, 693 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, @nichath

 

Kiki Dhitavat
Originally from Bangkok, Kiki (@curatedbykiki) is an Aussie transplant with a dash of New York City DNA who fell in love with digital media, fashion, tech and the news. A wanderlust at heart, she is sure to be collecting mileage points or Michelin stars somewhere in a new destination when she's not working.