Text by: Ellen Leung
Photos: The Only Son
Thai label, “The Only Son” is the English translation of the designer Thai name, Au Ektutr Udomphol. Graduated from Sydney Institute of Technology, after working at Ksubi, Sass & Bide and Imitation of Christ, Au launched his first collection in 2010.
TOS combines elements of late 90s minimalism, utilitarian sportswear and androgynous references.
The AW12 collection is influenced by Roy Lichtenstein’s work “Entablature Paintings” which displayed architectural facades and forms in comic strips colours. The laser cut, seam construction details and structure of the garments reflected on this.
Always inspiring and a great story teller, definitely one of the few new talents to watch.