Hand-woven Thai silk plays a significant function at the opening gala of Miss Universe 2018
released: 7 Dec 2018 at 04:00
Thai silk was the star of Miss Universe 2018’s Thai Night gala supper and style reveal held at Dusit Thani Bangkok on Wednesday night. The occasion worked as a main welcome to the contending model, in addition to a display of Thai culture, haute couture, fabric and food.
Ninety-four global model at this year’s Miss Universe pageant strolled the grand runway inside the hotel’s lobby lounge in stunning silk dress produced by Thai designers under the style of “Mongkol” or “auspiciousness”. The dress were all made from hand-woven silk from the Structure for the Promo of Supplementary Occupations and Related Strategy of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand.
These 19 regional designers consist of popular Thai brand names such as Asava, Ek Thongprasert, Emotions Atelier, La Store, Hook’s, Kanapot Anusorn, Kloset, Milin, Narong, Pattarat, Patinya, Present, Surface Area, Tipayaphong, Tohns, Tube Gallery, Valentier, Vickteerut and Wisharawish.
The dress was available in various palette according to each day of the week: yellow, pink, green, orange, blue, purple and red.
Selma Kamanya, Miss Namibia 2018, who used a lilac dress made by La Store, stated she enjoyed the style and particularly the colour as she discovered it extremely matching to her complexion.
For this unique event, the pageant was likewise honoured by the assistance of HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana whose customized styles from her Sirivannavari brand name were used by Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and Miss Universe Thailand 2018 Sophida Kanchanarin.
Nel-Peters’s dress was influenced by HM Queen Sirikit’s closet. The strapless, two-piece dress made use of curtaining strategy for simple and easy running impact throughout motion. The top was likewise decorated by a peacock, which is a sign of the Sirivannavari label that represents grace and womanhood.
Thailand’s representative Sophida used a blue dress that made use of styles from the Sirivannavari Couture Collection, which was likewise influenced by Queen Sirikit’s closet. The competent workmanship integrated mutmee and praewa silk together. The long train, having fun with various tones of blue, advised observers of a peacock’s amazing tail plume.
The night ended with a charity auction of keepsakes from each entrant to fundraise for non-profit organisations. 5 products from 5 participants were auctioned at the occasion. Manita Devkota’s memento from Nepal alone raised 310,000 baht.
Angela Ponce from Spain used a red dress by Hook’s.
Each dress was produced by regional designers utilizing hand-woven Thai silk.