Danish Ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia, Uffe Wolffhechel, and his spouse, Susie A. Ruff, walked on Saturday 1 December 2018 down the runway wearing innovative Danish Thai Silk Design at the Grand Opening of the 8th edition of “Celebration of Silk”.
The big silk event with the theme “Thai Silk in The Eyes of World Designers” is held in Bangkok, and the event forms a fashion week focusing on Thailand’s finest hand-woven silk. The tribute to Thai silk was initiated by the Thai Queen Mother Sirikit for the purpose of spreading knowledge and use of Thai silk in the global fashion world.
The Danish Ambassador and his spouse were wearing styles interpreting the use of Thai Silk in a new way made by the young Danish designer Nickie Geneser Bach, who is soon graduating with her Bachelor in Fashion Design at VIA Design in the city of Herning, Denmark. Her ambition is to combine traditional Thai style and Scandinavian design tradition in the clothes.
“Being selected to represent Denmark for this amazing event is an incredibly exciting opportunity! Thai silk is in many areas an overlooked material in the global fashion image despite its good qualities and qualities. It is therefore a very exciting task to work with and show a new interpretation of the material,” Nickie Geneser Bach said.
Besides the Danish Ambassador and his spouse, Embassy representatives from 48 countries walked down the runway wearing 43 international and 15 Thai designers’ creations. Beauty Queens from 35 countries also attended the Grand Opening wearing the silk clothes on the runway.
Sunday, Nickie Geneser Bach showed her entire silk collection at a fashion show at Central World. Here, the Danish Ambassador’s spouse, Susie A. Ruff, also attended.
“This event with such high-profile guests allows to place Danish designers on the map in Bangkok and Thailand. Bangkok is a metropolis for design and creativity. At the same time, we focus on the use of Thai silk in the Danish fashion world and create a foundation for a Danish-Thai fashion collaboration,” Susie A. Ruff said.