Thai fashion designer Santichai Srisongkram wears his label’s “Thaiger-Man” jacket at a retro outdoor market in Bangkok, Thailand. He has had orders for customised versions of the jacket from as far away as Colombia. Photo: Photo: Tibor Krausz

Thai fashion designer makes animal embroidery cool and fosters LGBT acceptance – ‘most of our customers are gay’

  • An army of Bangkok housewives embroider the elaborate animal designs that adorn most of the items in Santichai Srisongkram’s Seasongcalm clothing line
  • Santichai believes his clothes have a shamanistic power to transform their wearers
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Thai fashion designer Santichai Srisongkram wears his label’s “Thaiger-Man” jacket at a retro outdoor market in Bangkok, Thailand. He has had orders for customised versions of the jacket from as far away as Colombia. Photo: Photo: Tibor Krausz
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The exterior of Galeries Lafayette in Shanghai, China, which opened earlier this year. Luxury European department stores are targeting the Chinese market.

Luxury European department stores open in China, target ‘refined’ millennials and their spending power

  • Fortnum & Mason opening first stand-alone overseas store in China, Galeries Lafayette planning more store openings, as Chinese retail market set to overtake US’
  • They need to fall in love with China, not just chase the money there, a brand consultant warns. Their expansion comes as Japanese department store exits market
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The exterior of Galeries Lafayette in Shanghai, China, which opened earlier this year. Luxury European department stores are targeting the Chinese market.
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