BANGKOK — On a late afternoon last month, all is empty and quiet inside the Isetan at the CentralWorld shopping center here, one of the largest in Asia. The ground floor is mainly dedicated to beauty brands, and on a normal day, the department is one of the busiest in Isetan. But on this afternoon it is eerily empty.
Most of the customers are too scared or unwilling to brave the throngs of protesters blocking iconic Sukhumvit — an avenue dotted with most of the Thai capital’s luxury department stores and malls.
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?"