CAMBODIA

Natacha Van – Head, AFDS (Cambodia)

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  • Natacha Van has emerged as a leading global talent based in Cambodia with a distinctively feminine aesthetic. Through merging classic evening gown elements with an uptown chic attitude she has created a supremely womanly and unapologetically glamorous sensibility.
  • Since debuting her Ready-to-Wear Collection in 2010, Natacha has been dedicated to making clothes that were as beautifully crafted from inside out. With the focus on couture quality craftsmanship, over 90% of the Natacha Van Collection is manufactured in London. The materials used for her collection are 100% handcrafted in London / Hong Kong using the highest quality materials and construction.
  • She is influenced by many sources including the classic fairy-tale photography of Tim Walker, and the fashion designer works of Charles James and Jacques Fath. She also finds inspiration on her travels to Asia and Europe as well as in fairy-tales, Greek myths and style inspired mostly by natural forms.
  • Natacha is an esteem pioneer member and fashion ambassador of the ASEAN Fashion Designer Showcase representing  Cambodia

Muoy Chorm

  • A Cambodian prêt-a-porter and haute couture designer, Muoy Chorm was born in the floating village of Kampong Klueng in Siem Reap Province (Cambodia), where he is the youngest of the 7 children of a fishing family. He never formally got educated or trained as a designer; instead Muoy Chorm sent his sketches to popular couture designers from an early age.
  • In 2012, after being impressed by his drawings, a Siem Reap based international fashion designer hired him as an assistant. For 3 years, Muoy Chorm worked and learnt with the fashion designer, who exposed him to the secrets of textures and the blend of international influences with fashion.
  • In April 2016, he released his first collection under his own brand “Muoy Chorm Cambodia” and opened his first store in Siem Reap. Since then he has been recognized as the enfant terrible of the fashion industry in Cambodia. His designs have been developed using diverse approaches based on iconic historical periods, particularly the “Roaring Twenties”, and famous designers, such as Jean-Paul Gaultier and Alexander McQueen, play an important influence in his designs that reflected playfulness and bizarreness.
  • In September 2016, Muoy Chorm, at 26-year-old, represented Cambodia, amongst 5 other fashion designers coming from ASEAN countries, at the ASEAN Pop Culture International Event which took place in Chiang Mai (Thailand).  There he presented his, now, iconic, and yet awarded, fishing-net inspired dress.
  • His collections that have been presented at many local and Asian fashion shows, always received great reviews by local and international press, citing his vision to incorporate the art of living, creativity, and freedom through fashion.
  • Being Khmer is obviously in roots, but the world provides him unlimited creativity and allows him to pick up ideas from the most unexpected places.
  • Muoy Chorm is an esteem member and fashion ambassador of the ASEAN Fashion Designer Showcase representing Cambodia.