BACKGROUND: Hathairat Maneerat, the Bangkok born designer, grew up with a love for fashion and knew that she wanted to be a fashion designer since high school.  Hathairat spent her teenage years in Auckland New Zealand and studied fashion design in Paris before finally moving to New York City, where she remains today as the Creative Director of her namesake brand; Hathairat (pronounced Hã-tie-rãt). Never a follower of trends, Hathairat has always followed her natural fashion instincts and designed what she believes looks best on the individual woman. Having an international residence inevitably gives the collection a global influence visible in the multi-wearability of “hard-to-miss” statements, all of which can be seen throughout her designs.  Hathairat’s initial designs are fit and flare and color blocking, combined with various luxury fabrics, all including fine detail of ruffles, multiple layers and voluminous look and feel.  Many of Hathairat’s designs feature her signature fun, pop-culture inspired, fashion-forward, unique prints. The Esmod alumni cleverly provides a healthy balance of a clean lines fused with whimsy and elegance inspired by themes from her personal style, fantasy, luxury, various cultures and society which reflect who she is.  Hathairat’s clients are the women who are daring, confident, whimsical, cosmopolitan and elegant. The creative direction of her brand focuses on statement styles that are the go-to-occasional-wear with a witty yet romantic character and modern appeal.
WHAT IS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR THIS SEASON’S COLLECTION? This Fall/Winter 2019 was inspired by a touch of renaissance detail mixed with the urban lifestyle of the designer herself. The styles present a chic and glam look and feel with intricate details such as shirring, puffy shoulders, ruffle cuffs and shoulders yet the styles stay true to the reality of the big city out-going woman who is confident, sassy and elegant. This collection adds some fun with rhinestone trimming, cutouts and slit details. The fall/winter collection is all about mix and match separate pieces that can be dressed up and down for different occasions. The silhouettes from this collection are dresses, bodysuits, blazer, pants and skirts.  The collections color Pantone are black, white, hot pink, neon orange and blue. Each style is wearable to many occasions, each with a high statement, yet sense of simplicity, sexy and elegance. The fabrics for this fall/winter 2019 collection include lace, brocade, crepe, satin and rhinestone trimming which give an extra fabulous look and feel.
WHERE ARE YOUR MATERIALS SOURCED AND YOUR GARMENTS MANUFACTURED? Materials are from Italy but all styles are designed and manufactured in New York City
WHERE DOES YOUR LINE CURRENTLY RETAIL? New York City and online at www.wolfandbadger.com  Coming soon in Bangkok, Thailand
WHAT MAKES YOUR COLLECTION UNIQUE?  Statement separate pieces that can be worn up and down for different occasions. The intersection of contemporary and couture