Jim Thompson, Thailand’s iconic lifestyle brand with a reputation for beautiful silks, writes a new chapter this Songkran (Thai new year) with this new Ready-to-Wear collection in ‘easy care’ machine washable silk. For men and women, the new collection offers a selection of shirts, dresses, skirts, pants, t-shirts and scarves. The ‘Easy Care Silk’ is machine-washable and ironable. It’s bright, it’s colourful, its flower power at its best, and it’s in time to celebrate Songkran. The collection is centred around four traditional Thai patterns. The Pagagrong pattern brings fragrant flowers from Thailand – Desmos, Honeysuckle, Chinese Rice Flower, Fiddlewood, Butterfly Bush, Lignum Vitae, White Champaka. Keaw Ching Duang recalls an ancient Thai pattern of overlapping round flowers, bringing luck and prosperity. Peacock’s Crest, with its leaves and flowers, symbolises the arrival of summer. Finally, the Karawek pattern represents the magical flower ‘Dok Karawek’ and the magical bird ‘Nok Karawek’. It perfectly fits those who live in the fast lane and need an easier way to care for their favourite silk outfits at home. Check the brand’sonline store www.jimthompson.com.