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Bangkok Airways debuts new uniforms, sets up donations for floods in the South

Bangkok Fashion Fair to feature lingerie

AirAsia accepting donation goods for southern flood victims

Chiang Mai Fest this weekend!


Bangkok Airways debuts new uniforms, sets up donations for floods in the South

The 42 year old Amari will be closed April 30, 2011.

Bangkok Airways launcheD new and stylish uniforms at Bangkok International Fashion Week 2011(BIFW2011), Siam Paragon.

M.L.Nandhika Varavarn, Vice President, Corporate Communications of Bangkok Airways said "We are delighted to support Thai designers and also Bangkok International Fashion Week this year. After having seen many successes of Thai designers, we decided to engage Mr. Polpat Asavaprapha, owner of ASAVA and ASV brand, to create a new look since the current uniform has been in use for almost 20 years. The new collection will be officially launched at BIFW2011."

"This is very exciting and interesting. The concept of new uniform will emphasize our position as "Boutique Airline" and "Shades of Blue" shows our color identity. The new uniforms, especially designed for 1,200 front line staff in reservation, ground services and in-flight services are not only modern in style but also comfortable to wear” added M.L. Nandhika.

Mr. Polpat Asavaprapha explained that "Before designing the uniforms, I needed to find what are the identities of Bangkok Airways. Blue stripes painted on the aircraft is one of the carrier’s identities. I then created stripe pattern with shades of blue and turquoise. Silk-Poly fabric has been chosen to give a feeling of lightness and comfort to the person wearing it. Uniform for men, in grey and blue with painted cobalt stripes on the shirt emphasizes luxury, smart and informal look. This is to express the identity as a leisure airline."

"To design clothes, apart from consideration of era and time, we also think about staffs who wear the uniform and their work. For flight-attendants who have to be quick and smart, we decided to use culottes, which will look modern and flexible" Mr. Polpat added.

Additionally, Bangkok Airways in co-operation with the Bangkok Hospital Group has set up a “Donation Centre for the Flood Situation in the South” at Bangkok Airways’ head office on Vibhavadeerangsit road. Cash donations can be deposited via the bank account, “Bangkok Airways Donation for Flood Relief in the South” at Kasikorn Bank's Chatuchak branch, and the bank account number is 061-1-07224-4.

For more information about donations, you can call 02-265-5868 while information about Bangkok Airways' flights to flood-affected areas is available at 1771. (PR)

Bangkok Fashion Fair to feature lingerie

April 20-24

Bangkok International Fashion Fair and Bangkok International Leather Fair 2011 (BIFF&BIL 2011) is expected to play a significant role in providing a platform to combine the innovative and creative fashion design strengths of ASEAN. Through this integrated front, this year's event will showcase ASEAN's concerted strength to "Influence the World" as stated by its tagline.

Highlights of BIFF&BIL 2011 will include the Japan Pavilion and Thai Tex Trend (T3), Lingerie and Sportswear Pavilions, and the Designers' Room, to name but a few.

In addition, there will also be a Fashion & Textile Trend Forum organized and sponsored by NFTTI, and an informative display on the Source ASEAN Full Service Alliance (SAFSA), a commercial project initiated by the ASEAN textile industries under the ASEAN Federation of Textile Industries (AFTEX), which integrates the customer with the supplier.

BIFF&BIL 2011 will be organized at IMPACT's Challenger Halls 2 and 3. Local and overseas fashion professionals can enjoy sourcing and networking during trade days of April 20 - 22 while general public can enjoy viewing and buying products with bargained price during April 23 - 24.

Ten leading Thai lingerie brands join force to showcase the potential of Thai lingerie industry to local and international buyers in "Lingerie Pavilion", one of many highlights to dazzle visitors at BIFF & BIL 2011. Featuring at the Pavilion will be latest collections as well as materials covering all supply chain.

Ten leading brands joining the Pavilion include such female brands as Kullastri, Jintana, Sabina, Kyra, Ann's Bra, BSC, Three Angels, Serene and male brands such as JPress and CWX, each of which has unique designs with high quality. To wow its spectators, the Lingerie Pavilion will highlight each brand's latest collections, popular models and latest innovations as well as a fashion show by professional models during all three Trade Days at the Pavilion with a special lingerie fashion show on 20 April in the afternoon at the mini stage.

Visitors can view and buy lingerie products in latest collections with 20 percent discount on Public Days (23-24 April). (TAT)

AirAsia accepting donation goods for southern flood victims

In response to the recent flood crisis in southern Thailand, AirAsia is accepting donation goods at all AirAsia airport counters nationwide.

Those who wish to donate items to flood victims in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani, Krabi and other provinces in southern Thailand may coordinate their efforts with AirAsia’s airport staff nationwide. Donation items must be in good condition and properly packed. Please avoid donating perishable items, fragile items, sharp objects, and lighters. For more information, please contact AirAsia’s airport counters nationwide. (PR)


Chiang Mai Fest this weekend!

Schedule of performances

From April 8-10, 2011 5 pm. To 10 p.m. at Three Kings Monument
Friday 8 April 2011
16:30 Registration
17:00 Opening Ceremony at the Museum (Chiang Mai Arts and Cultural Centre)
17:30 Guests visit Art Exhibition - led by ballet dancers
17:45 Guests are escorted to the performance area, beginning with Scottish pipe
17:50 Chang Saton – “Play with Mask” - Anucha Sumaman
18:00 Chang Saton – drum and Phoenix Dance by Manop Manasam
19:00 Cabaret music by Frans Bloom
20:00 Nantida Khaewbuasai’s Special Show
21:00 Jigger Bigger Band

Saturday 9 April 2011
17:00 Koto performance by Noriko Tsuboi and team
17:30 Bollywood dance
18:00 Gilbert Medam & Dancers (Bossa Nova Guitar and Brazilian Jazz)
20:00 Pom Boythai and Kamlai (female band)
21:00 Lanna Commins’ Special Show

Sunday 10 April 2011
18:00 Bollywood dance
19:00 The Itinerants (Scottish bagpipes & Celtic Band)
20:00 Pom Boythai and Bangkok Xylophone
21:00 Jigger Bigger Band