Brand: Masafumi Watanabe x Siwilai Store
Key Pieces: The Mauhom shirt is an example of a garment that blends Japanese style and Thai motifs into a contemporary, yet timeless item. It's made from locally sourced hand-dyed fabrics.
Release Date: The first drop of the label will be available on March 16; the second on April 10 and the final on May 15, 2019.
Buy: Siwilai Store in Bangkok.
The exclusive collection, Patent 001, is Siwilai's first in-house collection, and comprises varsity jackets, T-shirts, and hoodies that reference traditional and contemporary Thai sartorial aspects.
Siwilai has built its brand on celebrating Thai culture, and the Patent 001 debut collection articulates that history with motifs such as the Chedi, elephants, and Tuk-Tuks. Watanabe's influence is keenly felt with the Americana-infused workwear that acts as a counterpoint to the more recognizably Thai items.