Ek Thongprasert: Designer and Founder of Curated

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Ek Thongprasert is a well-known Thai designer creating contemporary jewellery and fashion. Thus, he is the founder of the same-named brand and of Curated. He launched the Ek Thongprasert label in 2008 and just one year later ,in 2009, he founded Curated, his conceptual clothing brand which is inspired by Arts.

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Thai designer Ek Thongprasert, founder of Curated (photo: Ek Thongprasert, FB page)

Thai designer Ek Thongprasert, founder of Curated (photo: Ek Thongprasert, FB page)

This Thai designer studied first at Chulalongkorn Universtiy and earned a degree in Architecture. However, he wanted to pursue his career further and moved to Antwerp in Belgium where he studied fashion design at the prestigious Fashion Department of the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts.

Fashion design by Curated (photo: Curated, FB page)

Fashion design by Curated (photo: Curated, FB page)

Being an ambitious design student, Ek won many awards, for instance the Fashion Weekend Brussels. He had his breakthrough winning the International Talent Support award in 2007. After his graduation, he began selling his designs through the acclaimed French showroom Florence Deschamps.

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Ek Thongprasert’s main office is in Antwerp, Belgium where he moved in 2008. In the initial years as a dsigner, Ek was primarily concerned with cearting jewellery and womenswear. However, for a while now he also designs men’s clothing and other kinds of accessories. The original feature of his jewellery is that he preferably uses silicone to create the jewels.

AW15 collection, necklaces and bags embellished with silicone flowers and decoration (photo: Ek Thongprasert, FB page)

AW15 collection, necklaces and bags embellished with silicone flowers and decoration (photo: Ek Thongprasert, FB page)

The special feature of Thongprasert’s designs is his architectual background. Thus, he uses this knowlegde to create amazing designs that are unique in the world. Thus, his designs also have a strong conceptual aspect. That is to say that each of the designer’s collection is a complex combination of design elements and thoughts resulting in collections that are exclusive and unique.

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In this way, he creates timeless fashion with a message since the combinations of colour, details and shape let each garment tell a story. Hence, Ek Thongprasert’s creations are a perfect balance of creativity and simplicity that bring out and underline the wearer’s personality and style.

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Finally, we may say that the Thai designer label by Ek Thongprasert and Curated make a lasting impression because they are uniquely conceptual and timelessly elegant.

Yours, Sirinya

(*All pictures in this post, photo credit: ZALORA Thailand, unless otherwise stated)

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