BANGKOK TO LONDON ISSUE 1
Sodium Collective is all about celebrating the independents, the underdogs, and the outsiders. We’re all about the intangible allure of contrasting cultures, and discovering all of the world’s beautiful juxtapositions.
For the debut issue of Sodium Magazine we explore the cultural rendezvous of east and west. We take you on a journey through Bangkok’s bustling side streets and into the grandeur of its golden palace — through the bold fashion of its street style stars. We create a glittering neon-lit vision of Chinatown; and we can assure you, it’s definitely not what you are expecting. In this editorial, the imagined silhouettes from Wong Kar Wai’s aesthetic are transformed into punchy and dynamic ensembles — featuring the work of some of Thailand’s best up and coming designers.
BANGKOK TO LONDON ISSUE 1
In a series of stunning black and white portraits, we also meet Dakota Blue Richards, a rare breed of celebrity, and one of London’s most genuinely charming actresses. These portraits reveal a beautiful yet intriguing side to the “Lyra Belacqua” we first met over a decade ago in The Golden Compass.
We find art in the layers of aromas found in Chinatown’s market stalls, the endlessly rich colours and textures of Bangkok’s traditional dress, and also the unfiltered creativity of London’s young design talent; and the gritty appeal of punk style amidst Portobello Road’s pastel coloured Victorian Terraced houses. The world is filled with so many beautiful contrasts — here at Sodium Collective, we’re all about discovering them.
In association with Istituto Marangoni, SODIUM celebrated the launch of its debut issue surrounded by a network
of collaborators from around the globe. The event created opportunities to nurture the connection between talented creatives
Beyond the streets of Chinatown, Chinese culture has especially influenced the work of the Thai designers in this debut issue of Sodium Magazin. From emerging designers like Amornthep Leangchokchai and Relaid, to the work of Porshz and Kloset
Get lost in collective moments of culture and style
When an Asian in Europe feels to alien, there’s nothing like finding the familiar sounds and smells of home in Chinatown.
Very few cities in the world can share in the same distinct appeal as the pristine coloured pastels of Portobello Road.
While the cultural norms of Asian society may create walls around several aspects of your life — style has become a sort of creative refuge for Asian youth.
BANGKOK’S STREET STYLE
For SODIUM’s debut issue, we create an imaginary narrative on the inner-workings of Bangkok’s Street Style scene.
Shot on the busy streets surrounding the Grand Palace of Bangkok; we follow a story that juxtaposes Bangkok’s rich heritage; with the fast-paced forward thinking style of Thailand’s youth.
Fashion stories from SODIUM’s global team of contributors