Porchphiphat Sornchaiphum and Usaneeyaporn Lunkampee, third-year students in Textile Science and Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Thammasat University received the 1st runner-up award and a trophy from the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation from the competition under Rattana Sri Phaen Din Honoring His Majesty the King Project in the continuation, preservation, and conservation of cultural heritage, the 1st competition of 3 sciences, 2 levels on the topic of “Clothing Competition (Local Fabric)” to compete for the Royal Trophy of Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya, having with Dr. Thanika Hutakamon, Lecturer in Textile Science and Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Thammasat University as an advisor.
Expressing inspiration through design work
Porchphiphat: The inspiration behind the work “Iconic of female warrior: the identity of a female warrior” derived from the early Rattanakosin era, the era of post-war recovery and the creation of a new city where people are self-reliant. There are many people and that multinational life is difficult, especially for women who each day seem to have to fight. Therefore, we have applied the style of wearing the scarf-cloth of Thai which reflects power, strength, and uses a single piece of cloth to hold a pleated front to show the refinement and beauty that represent the beauty that is as strong as a warrior.
The work that reflects Thai culture in a modern way
Usaneeyaporn: ‘Less but more’, the use of cloth is less but going beyond with beauty and refinement. The play of draping on the fabric is beautiful and delicate, reflecting the Thai culture of dressing to make it look attractive, not old-fashioned, but chic.
Porchphiphat: Designers who add value to the world through Eco Design, empowering sustainability for the textile industry and the world.
Usaneeyaporn: Apply the knowledge gained in the field of textiles to career and apply the knowledge of design to run her aunt’s clothing design shop in the future.
To everyone who encourages and supports us
Porchphiphat: Porsche hopes to make everyone proud Porsche was warm and full of gratitude. Thanks to friends who give Porsche confidence every day. Thank you Teacher Dr. Thanika Hutakamon for supporting everything with all your might.
Usaneeyaporn: I’m very happy that people always send me encouragement for this competition. And thank you very much to everyone who always sends encouragement to us.
In this regard, the Rattana Sri Phaen Din Honoring His Majesty the King Project honors the continuation, preservation, and conservation of cultural heritage, the 1st competition of 3 sciences, 2 levels, a clothing competition (local fabric) organized by the Thailand Charter on Cultural Heritage Management with the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation.