Phannapast Taychamaythakool is a talented Thailand-based designer and artist. She’s the creative director of the fashion brand Kloset and she recently caught the eye of one of the most important Italian brands: Gucci. She was spotted on Instagram by fashion-darling Alessandro Michele who decided to contact her and collaborate with her.
“I was really falling for the fascinating Romanticism of Alessandro Michele’s collections. I started drawing the tiger featured on one of the dresses presented in the Cruise collection and that’s how it all started! I posted it on my Instagram account and consequently Gucci and Alessandro found my work and invited me to participate in #guccigram.” Phannapast said to Art is Alive. Here are her answers to the Proust Questionnaire.
Favourite Gucci collection?
I fall in love with every collection Alessandro Michele designs but my first choice is his first “Fall 2015” collection.
Favourite David Bowie song?
I love Space Oddity and Lady Stardust.
Your favourite poets?
I love Oscar Wilde, Roald Dahl and Jimmy Liao.
If not yourself, who would you be?
Willy Wonka ❤
Your idea of misery?
This song “ If You Want the Rainbow (You Must Have The Rain)”.
Best thing a cabbie told you?
Be yourself // Enjoy your life and Don’t hesitate if it’s your happiness.
Who are your heroes?
Mom, dad and my grandfather.
Your favourite virtue?
Kindness and open mindness.
Secret places in London?
I never go to London but I have a favourite – but not secret – place in Bangkok. I love to spent my time at the bakery shop “gateaux house” at “The Old Siam”.
Your favourite painters?
I love Frida Kahlo and Paul Gauguin.
Your favourite heroes in fiction?
Nico Robin from One Piece.
What do you collect?
Dolls , toys and Mooncake Packaging.
I want to have my own exhibition.