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Ek Thongprasert: Designer and Founder of Curated

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.

Thai designer Ek Thongprasert

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)




Sirinya Ann’s Atelier: Art & Crafts

Maybe you’ve already noticed that I have a small handicraft shop here called ‘Sirinya Ann’s Atelier’. I’ve started this shop at DaWanda about two years ago and have added some articles from time to time since then. Everything you find in this store is handcrafted by myself 🙂

For instance, here are some of my handcrafted items:

Sirinya Ann's Atelier: collar necklace with Thai fabric

Sirinya Ann’s Art Atelier: collar necklace with Thai fabric

Clutch decorated with Thai fabric, Sirinya Ann's Atelier

Clutch decorated with Thai fabric, Sirinya Ann’s Atelier

Collar necklace with Thai brocade Sirinya Ann's Atelier

Collar necklace with Thai brocade Sirinya Ann’s Atelier

Hair barrette made from Thai brocade, Sirinya Ann's Atelier

Hair barrette made from Thai brocade, Sirinya Ann’s Atelier

Sirinya Ann’s Atelier

In my shop you find extravagant and extraordinary accessories, hair accessories, fascinators and jewellery made from Thai fabic, silk, brocade, satin, pearls, rhinestones or other similar materials. The fabrics are chosen with care and most of them I bring with me from my travels to Thailand. Sometimes opulent or sometimes subtle, my products have an extraorinary exotic touch.
From time to time, I also offer Vintage articles in my shop.

You see, I very much enjoy crafting accessories and jewellery with traditional Thai fabric simply because the material is so special and extraordinary.

Hairband with Thai brocade appliques

Hairband with Thai brocade appliques

collar necklace made from Thai fabric, brocade from Sirinya Ann's Atelier

Collar necklace made from Thai fabric, brocade from Sirinya Ann’s Atelier

Recently, I’ve also tried to do some decoupage art using copies of Chakrabhand Posayakrit’s marvellous paintings. In my tribute to this Thai artist, I’ve already shown you some of my decoupage art.

Decoupage art with image by Chakrabhand Posayakrit, Sirinya Ann's Atelier

Decoupage art with image by Chakrabhand Posayakrit

Decoupage art with image by Chakrabhand Posayakrit

Decoupage art with Buddha image by Chakrabhand Posayakrit

At the moment I have discontinued my shop but if there is any interest, please let me know in the comments and I will reopen Sirinya Ann’s Atelier at DaWanda or Etsy 🙂

Yours, Sirinya