This coming winter, POEM entices women to explore the new structures and silhouettes inspired by masculine physique to expand the sensual horizon in fashion and celebrate gender diversity.
“Simple yet powerful” is the key character of POEM’s latest release. Women of 2022 is all about value, but also the yearning for timeless elegance executed by refined craftsmanship, and MAGICAL DUALITY is offering them just that.
“I stand firm on our core design concept that has been thoroughly researched and on our true and tried sartorial expertise. POEM is passionate about using pattern as key element, because our fans are Asian women that strive for her best look in every possible occasion. Our designs revolve around stylish practicality, birthed from various silhouettes and forms and laced together in the POEM fashion world for every woman of every body shape,” says Chavanon Caisiri, POEM’s creative director.
MAGICAL DUALITY reverts back to the time of POEM MENSWEAR and its iconic handcrafted tailoring technique. The collection is the culmination of 11 years of expertise in menswear designing and tailoring that has been adapted and executed with new materials and corsets. The result is “made to measure” clothes that compliment every woman’s body.
Basic white shirt is modified with feminine flair and paired with S-shape tailored jacket to amplifies curvaceous bodice. Three-piece suit, all-time men’s classic wear, is reinterpreted with corset on top of a waistcoat to create the illusion of an hourglass waist. A boyfriend jacket is also altered, both in length and width, to fit with the height and shape of Asian women. While more feminine touch can be detected, the same sartorial and pattern making techniques of menswear are still intact in this collection.
“We decoded menswear design to create this collection for POEM’s woman to have fun when creating new looks that combine menswear tailoring and delicate feminine silhouette together. Smart and also charming, the design exudes both sensual and powerful vibe with lace bodysuit – it’s the age of “My Body, My Choice” after all! This empowering attitude gives POEM’s designers carefree joy to create and have fun with fashion without restriction of traditions,” Chavanon explains the inspiration behind the design concept.
POEM also takes great pride in its meticulous use of materials to match the designs of each collection.MAGICAL DUALITY’s key feature is pinstripe pattern, which is introduced in womenswear for the first time at POEM. Pattern, weight and texture of fabrics immensely enhance the designs, and the all-time classic fabric like wool is also prominently used in this collection.
Cotton Tabbinet is used with shirtdresses inspired by the dress Audrey Hepburn wore in “Roman Holiday”. Other not-to-be-missed items include POEM’s refreshed classics such as flowing tulle dresses and skirts that become sleeker and smarter in this collection. There are also various styles of skirt that stylishly show off the wearers’ feminine side. All the items are carefully designed and tailored by experienced hands of POEM dressmakers to ensure every woman’s confidence.
POEM also caters to special occasions when women want to look their absolute best. POEM BRIDAL has been crafting modern white dresses for brides-to-be with for the past decade. And while weddings in 2022 may need to be adjusted to the new normal standards, couples can still celebrate eternal love and marital bond with friends and families in their own unique way.
POEM BRIDAL gowns are designed for modern brides that do not limit themselves to traditional long dresses. However, corset and feminine touch, are still a must. “Every woman wants to have a wedding of her dreams, but it does not have to include super extravagant bridal gown anymore. It can be something more understated with attention to details. We now see brides in suits as well as stylish, tailored dresses that keep up with the modern times.”
MAGICAL DUALITY is another masterpiece by Chavanon that showcases timeless design, excellent techniques and harmonious blends of menswear and womenswear, as the brand adheres to its Dressmaking Tradition, Modern Mastery philosophy.