around: bangkok

Bangkok is a city that's easy to fall in love with. The colourful markets, the happy people, the perpetual warm weather, the proximity to the beach, the food ... The list goes on! However, we were there on a mission: to learn more about the local fashion scene.  Below, check out our highlights of this thriving city.

The Fly Now store at Central World.  We love Fly Now for their amazing VM set-ups. I mean, check out the crazy taxidermy animal heads on the mannequins! 'Nuff said.

We really dig how the people of  Bangkok love colourful fashion pieces.

The in-store mood board put together by the amazingly creative sales team at one of Pronto's stores; Pronto is fast becoming our favourite denim lifestyle destination in Asia.

Illustrations of Acne denim styles done by the sales team at Pronto.

Great Pronto chalk artwork at Central City.

How crazy are these ink-splatted shoes?  I smell a DIY coming ...

Sunny, Pronto's Creative Director, strikes a pose outside this wonderfully derelict building in the city.

Sam, Electric sekki's Marketing Manager, is just as colourful as the crazy mismatched colourful furniture.

Lazy kitty-cats!

This was one of our favourite finds: Never Say Cutz is this great barber shop that was started by one of Thailand's hottest local hip-hop bands.  The art work, the crazy shaved hairstyles, and the cool kids that always hung around are what won our hears!

Some cool kids outside of Never Say Cutz. We are really loving the youth culture in Bangkok at the moment...

Sunny from Pronto tries out some roadside jet-fuel style Thai whiskey for the Insight Garage Art Tour party!


dirty cowboys: bangkok style

While we were in Thailand, we checked out the street-style scene and found that the craziest the Bangkok style-set had set up base at Chatu Chat Markets.  To our surprise, we spotted many a dirty cowboy strolling the lanes in their exotic animal skins, native tribal accessories and, of course, cowboy hats.  Scroll through just a handful of photos below! 



insight garage art tour - style snaps

One thing we found out about Bangkok style while we were in town is that Bangkok-ers do laid-back street-chic better than anyone else in the world. They throw outfits together that are totally evening appropriate without ever looking too 'put together'.  Stiletto heels and bandage dresses are a rarity, as Bangkok-ers favour ripped denim, unique printed shirts, crazy accessories and bright colours.  Whether it's because of their extremely humid climate, their proximity to the ocean or the general chilled out nature of their culture, this style set has managed to cultivate the perfect casual cool look to take you easily from the beach to the bar.


insight garage art tour - bangkok party

We can safely say that Good Friday 2011 wasn't like any other - in fact, this year, we dubbed it Excellent Friday, as we had the pleasure of hosting the Insight Garage Art Tour in Bangkok at Opposite Space.  We kicked things off with a media presentation and rounded the evening out with a rocking band, some jet-fuel style Thai whiskey, and a room full of super-stylish people.

The entrance to the venue; PRONTO is Bangkok's most awesome denim lifestyle store. Such a creative, groovy group of people! 

Goodie bags! 

We gathered up all the coolest local media for a quick presentation prior to the party.

Insight's awesome Drew Down educates us on the creative process of bringing a collection to fruition. Sunny, Pronto's amazing Creative Director, sits by his side.

How stylish are the local press? Unbelievable!

Some of the phenomenal art from the Garage Art Tour on display at the venue!

Steve Gorrow's garage art tour "mission" was painted onto the windows of Opposite Space.

How cool is this custom-designed map to the event space? Such a keeper!

 Jet-fuel style Thai whiskey!

Not your average entrance stamp--everyone was unanimous in thinking that these were beyond amazing!

Check out the amazing crowd!

Local band, The Germ, rocked hard all night long!

Lead guitarist of The Germ. Loving the hair, dude!

Ranee & Angie Sachdev, creator of Bangkok's first multi-brand women's contemporary stores, Heartbreaker.



i.t hysan one grand opening

Last night saw the grand opening party of I.T's new flagship Hysan One store in Causeway Bay.  The four-story space was packed to the brim, guests were spilling out onto the streets, and the party was insane.  There were games such as digital air-hockey and light drawing with which to muck around, Absolut Vodka whipped up some molecular gastronomy delights, and several live boxing matches took place in the basement. The amazing space itself stands alone without all the crazy antics that were going on inside.  The basement floor is dedicated to the coolest menswear in town, the ground floor is used as somewhat of a concept installation space, the mezzanine floor is where their lower-priced i.t merchandise is housed, and the top floor is home to all their delectable designer I.T goodies. With little pockets of goodness to be found throughout the space, you can't turn a corner without spotting something seriously drool-worthy!