This season Ong-Oaj Pairam explored the concept of fragmented memories with a collection inspired by his childhood in Nakhon Ratichasima. Growing up alongside his family's Noodle factory, Pairam combines utilitarian functional workwear with hedonistic aesthetic. Having appeal to both genders, the collection was worn by both sexes, proving the wearability of the collection- something rarely done at Fashion Scout.

Strong feminine silhouettes swept the catwalk as dresses floated in atmosphere. Waists were dropped, belted in and extended as oriental motifs covered garments head to toe. Layers were separated by the huey tones of pastels whilst many wore silk layered over pleated fabric, musing gladiators with clean drapery and knee high sandals. In keeping with this, models wore sleek ponytails with knotted backs complimented by clean lids and vibrant water lines.

Varying in aesthetic meant gathered necklines, tied jumpsuits and a minor palette of bright Bowie-esque metallic, whilst embossed singlets were worn with floor length skirts. Key pieces displayed contrasting sleeves in both colour and fabrics. Boned ball gowns finished the show as they filled the catwalk with the last spout of colour, closing on a eery dramatic drop.

Although the pieces flowed delicately, it produced a tougher, protective and more uniformed aesthetic this season, possibly reflective of a tough trade of which surrounded Pairam in childhood.   

By Joanna McCutcheon, (@Joannamcc_).
Images by Celine Castillon.

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