Scandinavian ambassadors strutting their silk suits on Thai catwalk

Uffe Wolffhechel, Ambassador of Denmark to Thailand gives his wife, Susie A. Ruff, a spin.

The 9th celebration of Thai silk was concluded in Bangkok on Saturday 23 November 2019. As a cherry on top, those strutting their stuff on the catwalk of the Thai Silk Fashion Week’s last gala fashion show were not your typical fashion models.

Taking over the catwalk were representatives from 71 of the 80 embassies in Thailand.

Here amongst were Uffe Wolffhechel, Ambassador of Denmark to Thailand, and Kjersti Rødsmoen, Ambassador of Norway to Thailand. Furthermore, Pirkka Tapiola, the Ambassador of the European Union to Thailand, from Finland also showed off his silk garments at the show.

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Kjersti Rødsmoen, Ambassador of Norway to Thailand, doing her spin for the audience.

The whole evening was started with a short fashion show before Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand, took to the stage to welcome everyone followed by a dance performance.

The 71 embassy representatives then did their walk..

Danish Uffe Wolffhechel showed off on the catwalk by spinning his wife, Susie A. Ruff, to much amusement for the cheering audience.

Norwegian Kjersti Rødsmoen received a similar applause, when she too spun around in her blue silk dress.

Pirkka Tapiola, the Ambassador of the European Union to Thailand, and his wife Olga Tapiola.

Finnish Pirkka Tapiola and his wife, Olga Tapiola, were a little more modest when they simply did a Thai wai (greeting where hands are pressed against each other) towards the audience at the end of the catwalk.

The Danish Ambassador couple were dressed in matching outfits designed by Danish Nickie Geneser Bach. Also the Norwegian Ambassador’s dress was designed by a fellow countrywoman, Edda Gimnes.

Mr. and Mrs. Tapiola were dressed by local tailors for the event.

Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand gives his welcoming speech.

Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand, presents the winner of The Next Big Designer Contest with a prize of 200,000 Baht.

Famous shoe designer Jimmy Choo from Malaysia.

All the “models” on stage at the end of the fashion show.

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