Hôtel de la Paix in Siem Reap, Cambodia, recently hosted the opening of “Emotional,” a presentation featuring the latest haute texture collection by Cambodia-based designer Eric Raisina.
The Paris-trained Raisina showcased 15 silhouettes of cocktail dresses and evening dresses at Hôtel de la Paix’s Arts Lounge. For this collection, Raisina selected a range of dresses inspired by his roots in Madagascar, mixed with Asian and Parisian influences. The collection features weaving, handmade dyes, crochet and embroideries made of silk and raffia, the national fiber of Madagascar, while couture evening dresses are detailed with silk fabrics handmade at Raisina’s workshop.
Dresses, accessories and unique pieces of textile will continue to be displayed in the Arts Lounge in white and transparent boxes around the central stage. Photos of Raisina’s textiles by fashion photographers Rafael Winer and Onin Lorente will be displayed in the entrance and near the bar area with a projection of selected photos of textiles in the entrance hall.
“The capsule collection is a real homage of my 10 years of inspiration in Siem Reap, Cambodia, where I have discovered not only the beauty of the temples but also the beauty of the people, who make the culture here amazing,” Raisina said. “I always feel great in Siem Reap, and it is incredible being able to create fashion here and to show it to the rest of the world.”