As I had mentioned in a previous entry, Tawn had the good fortune to be invited by Khun Kai, owner of Thailand’s longest running couture house, to design the Spring/Summer 2012 collection for his streetwear label, K and I. After nearly a month of frantic work, the 48 looks were presented on Saturday October 7 at Bangkok International Couture Fashion Week, sponsored by Harper’s Bazaar.
Behind the scenes, Tawn adjusts the fit of one of the finale dresses on his model. A group shot of his models, one of whom used to be the tenant of the second condo we now own. Below are the 48 looks, roughly in the order in which they appeared on the runway. The only comment I’ll provide in advance is that Tawn designed the outfits, but collaborated with Khun Kai on the selection of fabrics (Kai does a lot of lace).
Tawn walks down the runway with a model who is wearing his final look, a beautiful lace dress with body suit. K and I’s mother brand, Kai, is famous for its elegant lace and custom bridal gowns.
Afterwards, Tawn stopped for interviews with several journalists. I’m looking forward to the next round of magazines to see what the critics have to say about his collection. The next step is to translate these designs into actual rack-ready garments. At the same time, Tawn is finalizing his first collection of his eponymous brand, Tawn C. The photo shoot is Monday and hopefully those will be ready for production soon, too.
It was less than a year and a half ago when Tawn decided to go part-time with his job in Public Relations and follow his passion, starting with attending fashion design classes. He has had some amazing breaks and I’m proud, too, of all the hard work he has put into this. Without a doubt, he has much more passion for this line of work!
Congratulations congratulations and congratulations. Looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!!
So much swag! Tawn really does look like he’s running the show.
High fashion in the making! Very suave indeed! Did Tawn designed his own bowtie? I like his outfit. 😀
It’s a really great collection. I thought it was going to be all black and white but then he introduced some browns and golds, then went to gray and ended with black and white then white. Very nice. Beautifully planned out too. Quality work! I’m a total Project Runway addict, so I love stuff like this, and I think it’s super cool that’s what your partner does. Here comes fame!
OMG…I LOOOOVE everything in the collection! When will it be available in the US?
Congrats. Great collection and the designer looks good too! I hope he is recognized in the field.
WOW I love the Black with white look! That last dress in the photo with him at the end IS amazing. Congratulations on the success and creativity.
Amazing looks. So glad to see someone who follows his passion. Such talent and determination. Admirable, indeed.
I particularly like the outfit… six rows down on the far left. Very hot! Congrats to Tawn!
He did all this in a year and a half?!! that is amazing! he’s so talented, it’s couture, but wearable too~ Congratulations to him! =)
Wow! Some pretty hot stuff – hard to believe he created all these is such a short period of time.
Congratulations! Beautiful collection!!! He is so talented!
Major congratulations, Tawn!!! This is a beautiful collection — I won’t even try to pick favorites, but have to say I like them all, even if they are lacier than might be. How long will it be before we see celebrities wearing Tawn on the red carpet?!
Congratulation, Tawn, what a Great collection!!
Congratulations to Tawn. He looks and fits the part well. Which means great things are happening.
Awesome! Tawn has arrived!! I love the looks (even if I’m not a real lacy kind of gal) My favorites are the little dress (row 6 #1) and the purple/grey (row 15 #1). I cant wait to see the Tawn C collection when it debuts!
congrats to him! i can’t say i understand fashion much, but the fact that he got this opportunity and managed to successfully pull it all together is very impressive!
Congratulations to Tawn. I hope he continues to enjoy his new career. p.s. nice pictures – how did you manage to get a spot at the end of the runway. I thought they were hard to get.
Some of these dresses are incredibly beautiful. #s 46, 40, 53, 77, 86, 93 and 73 are extremely beautiful. Congratulations to Tawn on this accomplishment. I bet you have been busy with this project too. I was wondering about your absence from xanga for a few days.I am going to email this to my daughter and daughter in law so they can look at these beautiful pictures too.
Wow, that’s amazing! Tawn has really taken off!
Wow what a wonderful story so far in regards to Tawn going part time from public relations and then to something as amazing as this!Really beautiful runway show and big congratulations!
2, 5, 15, 34 are my favorites 🙂 He’s got this thing down!
Congratulations Tawn! It’s a brilliant start.
That is just wonderful!!! :)Yay go TAWN!!!
OMG!i didn’t know that these were designed by Tawn when i looked at the photos you’d uploaded yesterday. i am so proud of him. they are really amazing! you’re so lucky. congratulations,Tawn!btw, i wish i could walk on the catwalk in his designed collection. =D
Wow what an amazing line! I love the lace detail. Tawn looks dashing, and full of confidence. He deserves it! Congratulations!
Very nice. Like everybody else before me, congrats!!! If he designed men’s wear, I’d be even more interested.
That’s awesome!!! I would be proud, too…and kind of am…of anyone who accomplishes something they desire. 🙂 Congrats to him (& you).
Wow, what great looks! Congratulations to Tawn :)It’s great seeing someone follow their passions and succeed.
I am drooling over these designs! So beautiful! Tawn is very talented indeed. Congrats to you both!
god bless the colour at the end of the show. Congrats Tawn!
everything is so beautiful, i love LACE!!! that’s amazing he pulled all those looks off in just a month’s work. AND he’s only been at it for less than a year and a half… that’s some true talent, you must be super proud of him!
Stunning! Loved them. Tawn you are awesome!!!
@stebow – @iskrak – @AppsScraps – @spiritedsherry – @arenadi – @ButYouSeeTheRealMe – @waiszeblogs – @I_love_Burma – @yang1815 – @Dezinerdreams – @Devilzgaysianboi – @stepaside_loser – @everyday_yogi – @ZSA_MD – @kunhuo42 – @murisopsis – @The_Eyes_Of_A_Painter – @agmhkg – @gasdoc73 – @Passionflwr86 – @aPieceOfTheSky – @awoolham – @Ikwa – @Sinful_Sundae – @Sinful_Sundae – @Roadlesstaken – Tawn would like me to thank each of you for your kind words of congratulations. He was overwhelmed to see how much traffic and how many comments this entry generated. I thank you, too, for your kind words and support. It is exciting to see someone follow their passion and to find a measure of success in doing so. Responding to some specific questions:@beowulf222 – Tawn will probably not design men’s wear anytime soon as, for better or for worse, the money is in women’s wear.@slmret – How long until we see some folks on the red carpet wearing his designs? Good question. Part of his strategy is to “seed” his outfits by sending freebies to select movers, shakers, and opinion makers. (You can see his PR background showing, can’t you?) I’m not sure who these will include, but perhaps you will see his looks on a red carpet (at least in Thailand) someday soon.@ElusiveWords – While I had decent seats in the second row, I didn’t take any of these photos. Tawn hired a photographer to document the event and the actual pics of the models on the runway were “borrowed’ from another website.@Fatcat723 – He has done several interviews, both immediately after the show and in the days following. Hopefully he will see some press. In the meantime, he is preparing for the launch of his first collection of his own label, Tawn C., as well as helping Khun Kai prepare the collection pictured in this entry for sale.@fuzzynavel – My guess is that K and I won’t be available in the US at any point, simply because the owner, Khun Kai, is keeping the scale limited. Tawn’s own label, Tawn C., which will launch its first collection soon, will initially target Thailand but he’s considering overseas sales, too.@DivaJyoti – We’re very fond of Project Runway, too!@CurryPuffy – The bowtie was off the rack! =D
Thank you all for the kind thoughts. I am really appreciate all the comments. I could not this without Chris’s support, he made sure that I was well taken care of. This was for you Chris, thank you.
what awesome achievement. congratulations Tawn!
he’s come so far in such a short time! truly amazing! i’m sure it’s only going to get bigger and better from here!
I’m very late to the party here, but what a great opportunity for Tawn! Congrats, and he did a wonderful job. I’m not a high-fashion lady, but I could see myself wearing some of these pieces or outfits for special occasions.