Jim Thompson 2015 Collection – Forbidden colours
Spring Collection 2015
Jim Thompson’s vibrant new collection FORBIDDEN COLOURS casts
tradition aside and creates a daring and spectacularly colourful new look
and feel. The selection focuses on a rich mélange of colours inspired
by nature, art, and vivid Asian textiles. But, what makes the collection
“forbidden”? By the time the American Jim Thompson founded his now
famous silk company in Thailand in the 1950s, strict palace laws governing
Siamese court dress were obsolete. In earlier times, the finest silks,
velvets and imported prints were restricted to the nobility, with special
colours and patterns limited to those of high rank or status. To create his
debut FORBIDDEN COLOURS collection, Jim Thompson’s talented new
Creative Director Ou Baholyodhin reexamined this vast treasure trove
of sumptuously colourful fabrics, once forbidden to most. Beyond the
magnificent colours of our new collection, the textures and touch of these
incredible fabrics benefit from Jim Thompson’s decades of experience with
handspun and handwoven textiles created from the finest natural fibers.
Here regal silks, cottons, linens and velvets are juxtaposed with brilliant
modern fabrics that are created to endure, but have a handwoven look and
feel. Decades ago Jim Thompson was responsible for those unforgettable
silks worn by the royals in the classic Hollywood film “The King and I”.
Our FORBIDDEN COLOURS collection promises a vibrant, engaging and
breathtaking selection of fabrics that will be just as memorable!