important step for Thailand to become the fashion centre of ASEAN is
to build up a cooperation network on an international level that
will help boost the local fashion industry and human resources.
The Thai Garment
Manufacturers Association (TGMA), as member of the Asia Fashion
Federation (AFF), will host the AFF Conference 2008 in conjunction
the support of the Department of Export Promotion. The conference
will take place on 27 August 2008 at BITEC Bangna, the showcase of
Thailand's fashion industry.
AFF was established
on 22 November 2002 with the signing of an agreement between Japan,
Korea and China in Beijing. The agreement confirmed a cooperative
effort between member countries to utilize fashion resources from
within Asia as a means of value-added when exporting to the world.
In 2007, Singapore joined up as the fourth member, followed by
Thailand on 7 April 2008, represented by TGMA,
as the fifth member.
can only be represented by one organization which has the potential
and experience to conduct activities in the field of fashion
promotion and development. Other organizations in AFF are:
China Fashion Designers Association (CFDA)
Japan Fashion Association (JFA)
Korea Fashion Federation (KFA)
Textile Fashion Federation Singapore (TAFF)
Thai Garment Manufacturers Association (TGMA)
becoming a member of AFF this year, Thailand therefore plays a major
role as host of the AFF Bangkok Conference 2008. TGMA, as
representative at AFF Thailand, is confident that the conference
will greatly benefit the Thai fashion industry. Among the activities
are a seminar on the topic
Today Asian Fashion Lifestyles
fashion show by young designers from the five member countries, as
well as a trade show for investors.
AUGUST 27, 2008
10.30 AFF Official Membership Signing
Highlight of AFF Young
Designers Fashion Show
13.40 2008 AFF Bangkok Conference
14.00 AFF Young Designers Fashion
14.45 AFF presents seminar on
Asian Fashion Lifestyles
AUGUST 28, 2008
10.00 Business Matching
MR. QI GANG
Staring his career as designer in 1994. Now his collection has been
presented successively in China Fashion Week and on red carpet of
French Canne Movie Festival.
Inspiration: All birds singing, flowers
bring the fragrance. This collection is the combination of haute
couture with birds and flowers
MR. DAICHI SHIRAKI
in Kobe. He has a father running a draper's, and grew up in a family
being engaged in fashion business and show business. He is working
in the field of apparel and graphic design after graduated the
design academy. He has established a company
MERCURY Co., Ltd.
created a brand
. His brand concept is to be real
clothes and to keep having a visionary sensibility with imagination
About an Artisan
About an Artisan
Collection of homage for artisan craftsman who loved John
MR. PARK BYUNG KYU
6 years experience as chief designer of How and What Co., Ltd.
1. cold as
ice 2. re-move
remarkable touches, the re-interpreted new version of new age music
of the 80's gives us powerful impression and its motif appeals to
the pursuit for modernity.
MR. BEN WU
an interior designer-turned-fashion-designer. His collections are
characterized by his graphic, linear styles inspired by
architectural and industrial elements, new engineered cutting
techniques and the creative treatment of fabric. Employing
structural sense and organic details into typical tailoring, Ben's
collections feature a contrast of forms, and create a sense of
Motion of Moment
Body at rest in equilibrium, as it moves through stillness. It emits
forces of pressure to capture the power of motion, to feel the
stillness move in this moment.
MISS WARINLADA LIMCHAROENPORNCHAI
A brand new graduated
with the 2nd honour degree. Warinlada
Saha Group Bangkok Young Designer Awards 2008 under the
concept Make it trend : Inspired by BANGKOK
together with The Best Sewing Award 2008.
Now, she is now brand manager of kid's wear.
Thai is Thai
1. customization 2. thainess+moderness 3. paper doll
Paper Doll -New Wearing
information please contact:
Fashion Business Development Department
T+662-681-2222 ext 113
A: 127/36 Panjathanitower Tower 21 Fl., Nonsee Roade,
Chongnonsee, Yannawa, Bangkok 10120 Thailand