Model-turned-designer Philip Huang in the Thai countryside. A New Yorker, he and his London-raised Thai wife founded their fashion brand after discovering homespun natural-dyed indigo cloth in rural Thailand. They marry it with modern designs inspired by art and movies. Photo: courtesy of Philip HuangModel-turned-designer Philip Huang in the Thai countryside. A New Yorker, he and his London-raised Thai wife founded their fashion brand after discovering homespun natural-dyed indigo cloth in rural Thailand. They marry it with modern designs inspired by art and movies. Photo: courtesy of Philip Huang
Model-turned-designer Philip Huang in the Thai countryside. A New Yorker, he and his London-raised Thai wife founded their fashion brand after discovering homespun natural-dyed indigo cloth in rural Thailand. They marry it with modern designs inspired by art and movies. Photo: courtesy of Philip Huang

She was a lawyer, he was a model. Fashion was their passion. Now they make indigo-dyed Philip Huang hipster clothing in Thailand the traditional way

  • A couple wanting to get into fashion design were fascinated to see Thai villagers’ skill in teasing brilliant blues out of a vat of leaves and tamarind paste
  • Their Philip Huang brand marries artisan-made, natural-dyed fabric with designs inspired by postmodern art and movies, from Luke Skywalker’s coat to Scarface 

Topic |   Fashion
Model-turned-designer Philip Huang in the Thai countryside. A New Yorker, he and his London-raised Thai wife founded their fashion brand after discovering homespun natural-dyed indigo cloth in rural Thailand. They marry it with modern designs inspired by art and movies. Photo: courtesy of Philip HuangModel-turned-designer Philip Huang in the Thai countryside. A New Yorker, he and his London-raised Thai wife founded their fashion brand after discovering homespun natural-dyed indigo cloth in rural Thailand. They marry it with modern designs inspired by art and movies. Photo: courtesy of Philip Huang
Model-turned-designer Philip Huang in the Thai countryside. A New Yorker, he and his London-raised Thai wife founded their fashion brand after discovering homespun natural-dyed indigo cloth in rural Thailand. They marry it with modern designs inspired by art and movies. Photo: courtesy of Philip Huang
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