Mareike Schaefer and her Maryland Studio label were invited by the German Embassy in Bangkok and the International Thai Silk Fashion Week to attend a multi-day event in the Thai capital in honor of Royal Majesty Sirikit, who is celebrating her 90th birthday this year .
The Düsseldorf-based designer, who specializes in bridesmaid dresses with her label, will represent Germany at the fashion week, which is attended by more than 60 nations, Maryland Studio announced on Tuesday.
Schaefer designed six looks for the runway show and opening ceremony, which were made from Madmi silk and sent to her and the other designers from Thailand. These will be presented to international guests on December 8 – including shoe designer Jimmy Choo. Two outfits per country will then be integrated into the 12th Celebration of Silk Road to the World traveling exhibition, which will be on display at multiple locations in Asia.
Sirikit, along with her late husband, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, has been promoting Thai heritage Madami Silk since the early 1970s.