Chiang Mai, having declared itself a center of culture,
now wants to be known as “Chiang Mai City of Fashion” and is holding a
competition to encourage the metamorphosis. Chiang Mai Branch Office of the
Industrial Promotion Center Region 1 is sponsoring a competition to
stimulate product design development and for a chance to export products
abroad. It invites interested people to attend the competition and fashion
training. The winning piece will be presented during the Bangkok
International Fashion Week.
Mai City of Fashion” models at the press conference.
The Ministry of Industry has a policy to encourage
Thailand to become a center of fashion business rivaling Italy, and Chiang
Mai is the leader of the Northern provinces as it has many handicraft
textiles and aspiring designers. This will support cotton and silk weaving
and local skills to develop product designs.
Business management training and Lanna style designing
are scheduled for July 9-10 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at The Chiang Mai Hills
Hotel, and a fashion competition will be held on August 20 from 6 p.m. at
the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, Chiang Mai. The winner and the runners-up will
receive 30,000, 20,000 and 10,000 baht, and their products will be
Anyone interested can present their application at the Chiang Mai Branch
Office Industrial Promotion Center Region 1 before July 5, or call 0 5324
5361-2, or contact Asst. Prof. Rojjana Cheunsirikulchai telephone 0 1998