Magic Milin

Magic Milin

>> The abundance of playful cuteness that comes out of Thailand doesn't seem to want to stop at the likes of Disaya and Sretsis who have made an international impact.  From seeing a strong Thai contingent at Sinapore's Blueprint tradeshow last week, I've briefly cooed over the brand Greyhound and now it's time for more prolonged cooing over Milin.  Milin Yuvacharuskul aka Mimi for simplicity (yes, I'm one of those dumbasses that truly looks perplexed when I see a Thai name because of fear of incorrect pronounciation) graduated from Central Saint Martins in Fashion Design BA and after styling and design experience in London and New York, she moved back to Bangkok to start Milin together with design team members Guarboon Chuanboon and Puchong Nilratana. 

As opposed to trying to remember long names though the thing about Milin and in a way, similar to a few of the other Thai brands that have surfaced to international prominence is the potent combination of prettiness that isn't overly sugar-coated, reasonable price points and useful wearability.  Yup, these clothes are made for spending quite a flirty balmy day in and for the S/S 11 collection 'Sense and Sensibility', Milin seeks to delve into a dream world that is translated into a palette of colours that do make you want to waft away into a candy floss cloud filled spaced (wearing these clothes of course‚Ķ).  The colours run through the day starting with light blue skies to sunset pinks and oranges and then ending with stormy grey skies and a starry night scape and the resulting prints were created by using various digital photography modes, adjusting focus, shutter speed and exposure.  With the ever-popular exposed upper midriff parrallelogram shapes, the super flared out pleated skirts and the longer skirts and wide-legged trousers to balance out the flesh-baring tops, it has slotted right into the sort of summer dressing that I now realise that I finally crave after experiencing balmy Singapore.  

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I've luckily come away with a memorable touch from the collection in the form of these platform heels that come adorned with pale blue pleated criss-crossing straps that swing about like pony tails at the back of your heels, putting some Milin magic on my feet that will hopefully make few taxing steps in the months of July and August when I plan on taking more elongated breathers…

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  1. Mordrian

    2011-05-22 at 6:30 PM

    Great Pictures Susie!
    Thailand seems like it would be a blast!

  2. olivia

    2011-05-22 at 7:13 PM
  3. WMS

    2011-05-22 at 7:40 PM

    These designs are truly dreamy! Any chance the brand will be selling online any time soon?!
    I think I will dream of these shoes every night until I can have them in my closet!!
    – WMS.
    http://www.wardrobeofamillionairestudent.com

  4. Mila

    2011-05-22 at 7:50 PM

    So pretty! Love those dresses!
    http://www.modeuncover.com

  5. heather

    2011-05-22 at 8:25 PM

    soooo prettyy. all the pleating is gorgeous, love the pink skirt! and shoes are amazing
    http://heatherheartsfashion.blogspot.com/

  6. Estela

    2011-05-22 at 8:45 PM

    Everything is soooooo beautiful, LOVE the dresses and the shoes!!!!!! The seventh picture is my favorite. I will learn how to sew so I can try to make something similar to that beautiful thing. I say that everytime and it might sound that Im the biggest suck up ever, but I admire your work a lot. I love the things you bring to us and the way you write your posts:)

  7. Claire

    2011-05-22 at 9:21 PM

    Wow – what an amazing collection – love it x
    http://fashionandfrank.blogspot.com/

  8. Elissa

    2011-05-22 at 10:00 PM

    Wonderful. I will have to check out Milin’s store when I’m in Thailand later this year. I’m quite excited. And yes, Thai names can be intimidating, but amusing. I [now] have a Thai last name and it’s fun when people try to pronounce it (in a good spirited way). =]

  9. amalie

    2011-05-22 at 10:13 PM

    eek! i love this! amazing clothing. x

  10. Mary

    2011-05-22 at 10:53 PM

    Oh wow, these are beautiful! Where can I get my hands on some? …I’m going to have to go to Thailand myself then (one day).

  11. shabby

    2011-05-22 at 11:50 PM

    I might die from the loveliness of those pleats! Perfectly elegant summer frocks there. Those shoes are amazing.. they look so Japanese kimono to me. Love the light blue color you chose! They’ll look wonderful with the rest of your wardrobe :]

  12. marthe

    2011-05-23 at 2:31 AM

    CHAOSEROSECHOSERRORSANDMIRRORS

  13. BeLighter

    2011-05-23 at 10:43 AM

    Magic indeed!!!
    Very nice, the details are beautiful!
    Love your love of fabric and detail, that your photos always show us!

  14. Lauren

    2011-05-23 at 1:07 PM

    oh my i LOVE EVERYTHING here! The colours are gorgeous and the lines, cuts and angles perfect! This collection is really lovely, thank you so much for sharing! When I was in Thailand I could not help but notice they are very daring and bold with their fashions. Those heels you picked up are beyond divine! BEAUTIFUL – the whole lot!
    I will be bookmarking this post 🙂
    x Lauren
    youronlyblackswan.blogspot.com

  15. Emma

    2011-05-23 at 1:26 PM

    I came across Milin at Blueprint as well and it was one of the few labels that just blew me away. The other label being Belle Sauvage. 😉

  16. Evana

    2011-05-23 at 1:50 PM

    I absolutely adore everything; the silhouettes, colours, fading, techniques, cuts… It’s all just fabulous! I can see Mimi (hehe) going a long way, these are truly pieces of art!
    New giveaway on my blog, check it out!
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    x

  17. Debora

    2011-05-23 at 2:31 PM

    what a nice collection!
    I love faded colours
    xoxo
    Debora
    http://glamorouscircusblog.blogspot.com

  18. Mertxe Hernandez

    2011-05-23 at 3:07 PM

    AMAZING!!! Lovee the shoes and so great pics!!! very fashion!!

  19. Claudia Momo

    2011-05-23 at 3:12 PM

    VERY VERY Beautiful shoes!!! Would you tell me about how much?

  20. Chris

    2011-05-23 at 7:10 PM

    WOWOOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!!! I Absolutley love this collection, It makes me happy!
    http://gingerfashionblog.blogspot.com

  21. donna

    2011-05-24 at 1:30 AM

    gorgeous, just gorgeous. but those shoes look a tad too big for you so you should bring them with you on your next trip to new york and leave them with me;-)

  22. ercai

    2011-05-24 at 3:11 AM

    Your article is quite good, I like it very much,
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  23. nana

    2011-05-24 at 5:01 AM

    I love this collection!!! Everything about it!! Cant wait to see how you hair those platforms! 🙂
    bisous, nana
    avecdeslunettes.blogspot.com

  24. AlumaWallet

    2011-05-24 at 6:56 PM

    Wonderful photos. It looks like great things are coming from Thailand.

  25. Genevieve

    2011-05-25 at 11:44 AM

    Just so beautiful. Good job it’s not available here yet otherwise I would BUY THEM ALL. *ahem.
    http://www.culthub.com

  26. ArticulateArt

    2011-05-25 at 1:41 PM

    Their dresses and heels are so pretty and awesome!!!

  27. Simo

    2011-05-28 at 10:38 PM

    Oh, Love…

  28. Lisa

    2011-11-24 at 5:40 PM

    I love this dress and the colours,
    I think something like would make a great christmas gift for my sister, she just loves such outfits ;-).
    Thanks,
    Lisa
    http://www.ticketsvergleicher.com

  29. kate@glypt.com

    2013-03-18 at 9:03 AM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I just bought some of the latest stuff from Milin from http://www.porita.com and also another fav thai designer of mine called Vickteerut.

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