Our Story

Malai Collection

With

Gemma Darathip

For our second collection, we have chosen to take inspiration from the natural beauty of Phuang Malai which are flower garlands.

Malai | มาลัย | Mālạy
(Thai word for flower garlands)

An organic collection design to highlight the abundance of Thai nature, values, and traditions. Malai comes from the Thai word “Phuang Malai,” which is a floral garland, often a symbol of respect, protection, and good luck given for every ceremony. We hope our “Malai” inspired collection will bring you good luck too!

“A symbol of respect, protection, and good luck given for every ceremony​”

It is said that Phuang Malai was invented during the reign of King Rama V (Between 1868 – 1910) and became prevalent in the Royal Palace. The most common flowers used to make Phuang Malai is jasmine because of its white color as a symbol of pureness and its sweet fragrance. It is often used in offering at temples, shrines, and given to elders as a token of respect in exchange for their blessings. Although Phuang Malai can be made with any combination of flowers with varying degrees of complexity.

“displayed as a floral decoration, giving out a sweet and floral fragrance ”

We wanted to explore the beauty of raw materials, different kinds of flowers used to make these stunning Malai, and also their meanings. So we chose two locations for our lookbook, first Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), for its impressive construction made up of colorful porcelain where people come to pray and make an offering. Second, Pak Khlong Talat, a fresh flower market where the creation of Phuang Malai begins, you can find anything from local jasmine to imported red roses.

“We wanted to explore the beauty of raw materials, different kinds of flowers used to make these stunning Malai”

“Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), for its impressive construction made up of colorful porcelain. Second, Pak Khlong Talat, a fresh flower market where the creation of Phuang Malai begins”

“every day is a time for discovering”

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18K Gold plated earrings with leaf pendants
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18K Gold plated bracelet
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Song Peeb Ankle Chain
18K Gold plated ankle chain
heartland wanderer song peeb necklace
Song Peeb Necklace
18K Gold plated necklace
heartland wanderer song peeb glasses chain
Song Peeb Glasses Chain
18K Gold plated glasses chain
heartland wanderer song peeb earrings
Song Peeb Earrings
18K Gold plated earrings with leaf pendants
heartland wanderer song peeb bracelet
Song Peeb Bracelet
18K Gold plated bracelet