INTRODUCING ASEAN Fashion Designers Showcase #AFDS #new #fashionambassador, Thet Su Waddy from Myanmar.
Thet Su Waddy is a Myanmar designer born in Yangon on November 20th, 1998. She is affectionately known to all by her nickname – Elxie.
Her mother’s clothing atelier had a great influence on Elxe’s life and that is what made her pursue a career in fashion design. After completing her studies in high school, Elxie studied in YUFL for one semester while she prepared to attend fashion university.
In 2016, the 17-year-old Elxie started her formal education in fashion design at Raffles International College. She pursued a Diploma of Fashion Design and Bachelor of Fashion Design (Hons) from Northumbria University that is linked with Raffles Bangkok.
Part of the internship experience during the school years, she worked as backstage managing assistant for Chanel Cruise Show in Bangkok 2018 and assisted Kunming Folk Fashion Week 2019.
Elxie completed her graduation in June 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts with Second Honours Class (Lower Division) from Northumbria University.
The year 2021 witnessed Elxie establishing her own brand, Elxie Atelier that defines her fashion aesthetics and caters to Myanmar’s fashionistas in 20s.
Elxie keen interest in artworks, architecture, and people inspires her to create eye-catching details to infuse into her designs and to create contemporary fashion with a ready-to-wear line for Myanmar’s fast growing fashion market.
Elxie is inspired to keep on working by seeing people in her creations and when she meets a very chic woman who happens to like her designs. This is what motivates her to keep on going.
Elxie is an esteem member and fashion ambassador of the ASEAN Fashion Designer Showcase representing Myanmar.