BANGKOK — With its high-spirited atmosphere, bargain-conscious shoppers and a sprawling hodgepodge of merchandise, this month’s Bangkok International Fashion Fair had many of the characteristics of a typical Thai street fair, save one: Sales.
Orders were slow to nonexistent during the 24th edition of the trade event, reflecting the wait-and-see condition of the world economy and the evolving character of Southeast Asia’s largest garment-industry event. The show was open to buyers on Thursday and Friday and to the general public on Saturday and Sunday.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"