The relationship between POEM and women does not debut and destine at a completion of an attire. However, the core of the brand is somehow the connection between women, universe and the power of the stars that orbit in the solar system. For this Fall/Winter 2018, Chavanon Caisiri, POEM’s creative director, took an interest in the moon, the star that never goes anywhere far away from the planet earth and relayed it through the natural phenomenon which transmits the power to the women all along.
Mar 31, 1866, people eye-witnessed the rare phenomenon of the moon which is the Super Blue Blood Moon –– consists of 3 events; Blue Moon (an additional full moon that appears in a subdivision of a year: either the third of four full moons in a season, or a second full moon in a month of the common calendar), Super Moon (a full moon or a new moon that approximately coincides with the closest distance that the Moon reaches to Earth in its elliptic orbit, resulting in a slightly larger-than-usual apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth) and Blood Moon (A total lunar eclipse happens when the Moon travels through the Earth’s umbra and blocks all direct sunlight from illuminating the Moon’s surface. However, some sunlight still reaches the lunar surface indirectly, via the Earth’s atmosphere, bathing the Moon in a reddish, yellow, or orange glow.)
Once in 152 years, the Super Blue Blood moon returned. Chavanon Caisiri did join the observatory on January 31, 2018. “The moon has an influence on tides on earth. And women, her body composes more water than men. They, women, are affected by it.” The moon represents temper, mystery and a symbol of women in terms of astronomy, psychology, and prophecy.
Fashion adopted the influence of the moon through lining, light and shadow and the aesthetics of Tale of the Luminaries, POEM’s Fall/Winter 2018.
“When the moon is nothing short of a woman…” a simple but symbolic sentence sparked Chavanon to imitate the changing of the moon upon fashion; from the bright white moon to dark lunar eclipse and from the super special Blood Moon to the original white moon.
A sphere of the moon has been a basic component of POEM for over the past 12 years. Chavanon has been using it for creating a signature item like sphere skirt –– designed for women to move freely and elegantly –– curvy corset bralette, sphere mini skirt, curvy-necked dress and sphere calf-length skirt.
An interest in the power of elements kindles Chavanon to integrate the science of supernatural power into design. Water element specially influences POEM, in regard of an element of his mother, which balances him and his brother whose mutual elements are earth. In addition, Chavanon uses the water element to adjust the movement of the intrinsic power inside the POEM’s new boutique at the Gaysorn Department Store, 2nd floor — the Bangkok’s historical area rich of fire element.
Each color palette represents each natural element that transmits power to POEM. Superblack, Navy Blue, Midnight blue are water elements while Pink, Bold Red and Maroon are fire. All colors appear during lunar eclipse.
Light and shadow, and natural power linked together initiate the aesthetic dimension from lunar eclipse to the crystallization of mineral under the ground. As a photographing savvy, Chavanon noticed the differences of light and shadow, which can be compared to those of ‘7 Sapphire rings’ — his right hand’s middle finger ring.
The power of natural element drives Chavanon in every way and is the important power of the design in this collection. He has portrayed through ombre technique which is uncontrollable as seen in the sphere skirt, the color of black and white which have become a pattern of houndstooth but instead of weaving technique, POEM has adopted printing technique to create symmetrical pattern.
The fabric of this collection has winter touch. For example, the maroon velvet straight skirt, backless top that needs no bra according to well-fitted breast silhouette inside, wide-necked super black long-sleeved top, power mesh bodysuit, tulle sphere skirt and wool bathrobe —which its warm, lightweight and elegant wool is debut for the first time of POEM’s history.
The moon shines on women in extremely mysterious, sensuous, attractive and tactful way
Not only the origin of light, Luminarie is the charisma aura of women. Also, it is the limelight that shines on her.