Brighton-based Thai designer, Ong Oaj Pairam held his AW16 LFW catwalk show at Carlton House Terrace, London. A rare combination of both catwalk and presentation, the show definitely satisfied the awestruck audience. Set in an elegant hall decorated with golden chandeliers, a luxurious atmosphere was certainly created.
This lavish theme continued in the outfits made from delicate netting, sumptuous silks and intricate 3D embroidery, using a sophisticated colour palette of forest green, gold, lilac and blue. Pairam showcased his diverse skills ranging from chandelier prints and fringing to sophisticated embroidery and draping.
The stand-out detail has to be the tactile, metallic, floral embroidery seen on coats, jackets and dresses. It perfectly complemented the silver footwear, adding a touch of glitz to the ensembles. This contrasted the models' natural, muted looks and softly plaited hair.
Black netting over delicate silk gowns added a layer of interest to the aesthetic and created a higher sense of movement within the garments. This was also demonstrated amongst the tassel details and mesmerising blue fringed mini-dress. Another distinct detail seen throughout the collection was the expertly draped fabric. Two outfits of note included an exquisitely soft jumpsuit with draped neck and a draped waterfall ruffle dress. An overall luxuriously feminine feel with a touch of edge seen especially in the embroidered leather raincoat.
The finale consisted of a strapless ruffled gown in ombré blue, creating a softly outlined hourglass silhouette - a tiered organza dream.