Clothing: Subtle and Simple
Location: Kurious Cafe Bangkok, Thailand
There are very few people I personally know that really inspire me with their work in a creative way. Giang, co-founder of the Hanoian brand Subtle and Simple is one of them. I respect her so much as a friend for her personality, but also for her ambition and work. I also really adore Viet, her boyfriend who is the other half of the brand, but more because he is really really funny haha. But I'm sure he deserves his credit as well, the things is, that he is just too funny to consider anything else. Giang is one of those people who exactly know what they want. Or at least that's how I feel. She is fearless and stubborn but in a good way. And I really admire her for that. When I first got to know her, she talked so little and I was a little intimidated by her, but after having known her for a while, I can only talk highly of her. She is not the lovey dovey type, so she might find reading this a little creepy : ))))
In my opinion Subtle and Simple is growing into a brand like no other on the Vietnamese fashion market. With its own aesthetics and brand values, I'm so confident that they will outgrow the local market sooner or later. To me, Subtle and Simple is a brand that needs to be known internationally. Watch out for their next collection. I've seen previews and I'm already in love !
Oh and these photos were taken during our recent Thailand trip. After lunch we went to this cafe, which belongs to a hotel, and can I please mention how shooting-friendly public cafes in Bangkok are ? Seriously we spent like one hour shooting all kinds of things from flatlays to outfits there and nobody said a thing, they kept being friendly and smiling : )
I really like shooting Giang because she has a deep expression and poses so naturally. This is the first set of images I took for her. It's been a long time since I have taken photos I love this much ! I hope you guys like them as much as I do <3