ONE TO WATCH
Agiant octopus-inspired neck collar. A knuckle ring in the shape of tentacles. An ear cuff reminiscent of underwater life. Darunothai Vajrodaya’s Lost at Sea is a jewellery collection with a difference. Graduating from Chulalongkorn University in comparative literature she decided she wanted to do something more creative so enrolled in Central Saint Martins in London in jewellery design. Here Darunothai found herself in her element, winning prizes with her works, such as at the Howard Hobbs Memorial Process Awards and the Swarovski Trend Forecasting competition. She has also exhibited at the Goldsmith Institution and Victoria & Albert Museum and was mentioned by Wallpaper UK as a graduate to watch in 2014. Upon returning to Thailand, this lady from the illustrious Vajrodaya family launched the Magical Realism line followed by her eponymous brand which will be available at the Emporium this month, followed by an outlet at Gaysorn Village. She has received good feedback for her jewellery from the Chinese market and is hoping to participate in China Fashion Week.