Thai born womenswear designer Ong-Oaj Pairam graduated from University of Brighton with a BA in Fashion Design. He then developed his skills working for Proenza Schouler in New York and Roland Mouret in London before setting up his own Label in November 2012.
Ong-Oaj Pairam showed his second collection off-schedule in London at Fashion Scout in September 2013. Ong-Oaj’s first collection shows trademarks of original print, embroidery and soft tailoring. Ong-Oaj lives and works in Brighton.
He show was set in the stunning Pompadour room in Hotel Café Royal, Piccadilly Circus. The room reminded me of a Hollywood movie set, with grand gold embellished mirrors, chandeliers and huge spot-lights to make sure observers saw every intricate detail of the designs.
The lights dimmed, the music started and the show began.
A flourish of yellow chiffon dresses paraded down the catwalk, followed by browns and blacks that merged into fluffed skirts.
He combined shorts and skirts with beautiful mac coats, which really tied together than transition of the different seasons.
Yellow leather was a constant theme, whether it was constructed to create a dress or wide leg trousers, something that could be easily replicated from catwalk to high-street.
The next phase of the show was evening wear and breath taking dresses continued to follow one another up and down the catwalk.
A peach shimmering floaty dress caught my eye, due to the detailing at the back, causing the material to bunch beautifully and create a rippling effect at the base of the models back.
The evening wear varied in detailing, some were just plain yellow chiffon with a timeless elegant low back, and others were so busy. My favourite look of the collection was the midnight dress, with a beautiful trail and netted detail.