The commemorative 25th Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia will take place in Moscow from 18 to 22 October, 2012. More than 50 designers from Russia, Ukraine, the UK, Italy and the US will present their collections at the new venue for fashion week, Manezh, located at 1 Manezhnaya square. The participants will be showing their Spring/Summer 2013 collections.
In addition to the headliners of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, the most popular Asian designer, Somchai Kaewthong, also known as Kai, will present his new collection in the upcoming season. Back in 1968, Kai opened his first boutique in Bangkok, but to this day he is the newest of the true Thai fashion designers. Kai's atelier sews custom, hand-made clothes for day and evening events. Kai has created images and clothing for many women, helping them show off their individuality. He has clothed many celebrities, among them the First Lady. However, his main achievement and the object of his pride can be found in the fact that he designs for the Thai Royal family.
Elle Thailand refers to Kai as the "legendary designer of Thailand." Kai is also a popular expert in the field of fashion, and often lectures at prestigious fashion design schools across the country, as well as at events hosted by various professional and social clubs.
Kai will present his new collection on 21 October, 2012 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia.
This is not the first time "the largest fashion week in Eastern Europe," as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia is called, has welcomed guests from Thailand. In 2009 the Princess of Thailand opened Fashion Week at the Congress Center of ITC. Princess and designer Sirivannavari demonstrated her fashion collection "Ethnic Rock" at Russian Fashion Week.