Today I want to talk about the label Sorapol
, the London atelier of the Bangkok born designer Sorapol Chawaphatnakul and the British artist Daniel Lismore. The spring/summer 2014 collection “Tevana”, which in Sanskrit means “Midnight Garden”, is ideally set in a mythical forest, influenced by the Thai legend of Princess Manora, a hybrid creature, half woman and half bird, symbolizing beauty and grace. The sumptuous gowns are based on this ethereal creature, sculptural silhouettes resulting from an experiment with fabrics, pvc, metallic leather, resins and nylon. The transparencies symbolize the waterfalls in which Manora bathed, according to the legend, and the games of mesh, lace and corsets are a metaphor for her capture.