50 models strut for Pattaya Fashion Week

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More than 50 models showed off 20 famous brands as Pattaya International Fashion Week strutted down the runway for a fourth year.

Designers showed off collections on two stages at city shopping malls April 5-7. Central Festival Pattaya Beach hosted the Chic stage, while Royal Garden Plaza spotlighted the Sexy Beach stage.

The year’s show, the fifth since 2010, also offered young Thai designers a chance to earn international recognition. Organizers teamed up with the Vienna Fashion Week for a designer exchange program. The winner of Thailand’s “Next Big Designer” contest will be sponsored to participate in the Austrian event, which features more than 60 presentations and attracts more than 100,000 viewers.

Models show off famous brands as Pattaya International Fashion Week struts down the runway for a fourth year.Models show off famous brands as Pattaya International Fashion Week struts down the runway for a fourth year.

Pattaya Fashion Week was launched to help promote the city as an alternative to Bangkok for fashion designers. The event got on the map early, setting up the world’s longest catwalk for its first event, a record that still stands.