Bangkok - Mercedes-Benz is sponsoring special prizes for young
designers participating in the Graduate Fashion Week, part of
Bangkok Fashion Week 2006, which staged at the Queen Sirikit
National Convention Center.
Three award winning designers who have achieved international
recognition from Mercedes-Benz sponsored fashion design
competitions are invited to join the event.
For many years, Mercedes-Benz authorized dealer DaimlerChrysler
(Thailand) Co Ltd has committed to supporting the development of
the fashion industry, and this year the company is a main
sponsor of the upcoming Fashion Week, at which Mercedes-Benz
cars are selected as the Official Vehicle.
The winner and runner-ups at Graduate Fashion Week can collect
exclusive prizes from MercedesBenz and they are represent
Thailand in the Mercedes-Benz Asia Fashion Award Regional Final
in Singapore. The winner of this regional competition are
entitled to a cash prize of US$ 10,000, or about 390,000 baht,
along with an exclusive invitation to exhibit awarding winning
design works at the International Fashion Week and a training
programme at DaimlerChrysler Advanced Design Centre in Como,
The three emerging designers from the Thailand Fashion Designer
Contest, which was organised by DaimlerChrysler (Thailand) Co
Ltd in coperation with the Department of Export Promotion, are
exhibit their design masterpieces at the Graduate Fashion Week.
The winner of Mercedes-Benz Asia Fashion Award 2005 Jeenanun
Kongthanathaveenunt was presented his multi-sized,
magnet-embedded outfits featuring the alternative design theme
of versatility and unconventional flexibility.
The Asia Fashion Award 2005 is part of the Singapore Fashion
Festival. Those celebrated are 12 winners from six countries -
Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
Thailand Fashion Designer Contest 2005 award wining designer
Thitipol Chitrasantisuk is exhibiting his "Memoir" collection
inspired by time, memory and loneliness written on his personal
diary. Thitipol is currently working for Grey by Greyhound and
as a part-time stylist for one of Thailand's leading magazines.
His work is noted for the successful combination of layering of
concept and colours.
Equally appealing, Veerasak Wongsathapornkul, who was the winner
at Thailand Fashion Designer Contest 2004, is showcase his 'Kai
Ready to Wear' collection. He is now an independent designer.
Through this sponsorship, Mercedes-Benz has once gain
demonstrated its continuous support and encouragement to fuel
the development within the Thai fashion industry in pursuit of