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L.K. Bennett Toasts Thai-Inspired Line

Editor Caroline Issa designed the capsule collection.

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THAI ONE ONE: “I would love to see Kate Middleton in these shoes; she would totally rock them!” said Tank Magazine creative director and fashion blogger Caroline Issa at the Thai-themed launch of her capsule collection for the Duchess of Cambridge’s favorite shoe store, L.K. Bennett. “I definitely think she should be wearing the parrots with the pom-poms and ankle straps,” Issa continued, musing that “perhaps while she’s pregnant she could start with the loafer version.”

Inspiration for the collection came via a mini festival at the Yang Noi Six Senses Resort, curated by Tilda Swinton. “There was Tilda, Chloë Sevigny, Humberto (Leon) and Carol (Lim) from Opening Ceremony, Haider Ackermann and a bunch of other amazing people and we were hanging out on this little island watching films on the beach,” she recalled. “We went to the market and got lots of fun souvenirs so when this project came up I wanted to put pompoms on something!”

Guests included Corinne Bailey Rae and Brix Smith-Start. They were greeted outside by a Thai street food van and a Bangkok tuk-tuk to ferry them afterwards to the nearest taxi rank.