LONDON, St. George´s Church. Yesterday Sorapol presented his first collection "TRUE COLOURS" in St. George´s Church in central London.
What follows is a little bit about Sorapol´s backstory, his collection and the people he works with, as found on the collection´s info print, which also introduced the reader into the story of Coccinelle - the narrative behind his collection ...
"Sorapol Chawaphatnakul, born in Bankok, Thailand, headed to London in 2006 - drawn to the city´s chromatic culture and free-thinking creative energy. Enrolling at the London College of Fashion to study BA in Womenswear, Sorapol felt compelled to stand out and further his creative abilities through the launch of his own fashion brand to bring across his unique vision.
As a new young designer Sorapol launches his first collection and brand, SORAPOL, which creates long-lasting items using luxurious fabrics from stores around the world. Soon after arriving in London, Sorapol styled Daniel Lismore, the face behind many of London´s successful fashion, artistic and cultural movements in recent years. He works aongside Sorapol as Creative Director at SORAPOL, bringing his own unique style and flair to Sorapol´s work.
Taking inspiration from exotic nature, SORAPOL´s first collection is built up of contrasts, in the form of shapes, colours and texture. Sorapol has carefully developed natural, organic shapes, into formats that have been tailored to suit elegant, successful, forward-thinking women. Each surface is elaborately embellished with hand beading, painting and crystals, using rich, contrasting colours throughout the collection. Every garment undergoes intricate processes to ensure a high quality finish.
Sorapol´s first collection sees the collaboration of some of London´s most talented artists and designers. Creative direction by Daniel Lismore, the show´s styling by David Motta, make-up provided by ILLAMASQUA, hair by Yoahitaka Miyazaki, jewellery designed by Central Saint Martins graduate Skir Lin, shoes created by Bryan Oknyansky, sunglasses by Linda Farrow and illustration by Archaf Amiri and Dominico Cordua. All which serve to enhance and enrich the collection through their own unique character and shared vision.
SORAPOL´s first collection "TRUE COLOURS" is inspired by the story of Coccinelle."
Introduction and video by Saskia Reis
Music by Kevin MacLeod