Fashion designer Vatanika Patamasingha na Ayudhaya graduated from Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion before launching her eponymous label, Vatanika, in 2011. She artfully plays with luxurious fabrics and feminine silhouettes, and her label is known for its outstanding prints. The style influencer, who divides her time between the UK and Thailand, has 215,000 followers on her personal Instagram.

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Photography by Lorenzo Bringheli

Tatler: How did you become interested in fashion?
Vatanika: I was surrounded by fashion as a child because my parents were in the business. However, my main source of inspiration came from my grandmother, who raised me when I was young. Like other women of her generation, she would go to a proper dressmaker for her clothes. She even chose her own buttons and had an amazing knack for selecting pieces to mix and match.

Tatler: Describe your look.
Vatanika: Clean-cut, classy with a touch of punk.

Tatler: What’s the one thing you always carry in your suitcase?
Vatanika: I always have a black blazer. A good black blazer goes with everything. You can wear it to dinner, to lunch, to a proper event or just to cover up.

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Photography by Lorenzo Bringheli

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Article first published in Thailand Tatler Society 2017. Available on newsstand.

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