Celebration of Silk

by Expat Life
Celebration of Silk

The 9th Celebration of Silk Thai Silk Road to the World held at the Royal Thai Navy Convention Hall was yet again a resounding success!

With an opening speech by the Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha the wonderful spectacle organised by Edward Kiti, President of the Tourist Assistance Foundation, was initiated in 1976 by Her Majesty Queen Sirikit to promote and support the Thai Silk industry and those across the country behind it.

It has now grown into a showcase with 71 countries participating with foreign Ambassadors, often accompanied by their spouses, Heads of Mission, their deputies and Embassy representatives making it a night to remember for the international and Thai host communities.

Celebration of Silk

The stars of the show from the foreign Embassies sashayed their specially designed creations from their country’s designers down the catwalk to the rapturous applause from the delighted audience. They all entered into the spirit of the event to promote both one of Thailand’s greatest gifts and exports to the world and their own country’s designers.

It was the end of a wonderful week where 44 separate countries presented their designers creations in individual fashion shows to a delighted public each day from Monday 18th November to the climax fashion show on Saturday 23rd.

Each year the event gets bigger, better and grander as it achieves its ambitions of showing the world what Thailand can create with a little help from those chosen to represent their respective country’s in Thailand.

Our congratulations to Edward Kiti and his team, the organising committee and all that worked so hard to stage this wonderful event.

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