The Phenomenal And Highly-Anticipated Grand Opening Of Iconsiam
November 9 was the highly anticipated grand opening of Thailand's latest beacon of retail and luxury, Iconsiam, uniquely located on the Chao Phraya River on the Thonburi side of town. Themed the “Legendary Party”, the opening event saw the city's most elite and influential gathered in one place and looking their sharpest; the likes of Dhanin Chearavanont, Gen Anupong Paochinda, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul and Duangrit Bunnag were there, just to name a few.
Championing a concept of "the best of Thailand meets the best of the world," as Iconsiam's director Chadatip Chutrakul puts it, the new department complex embraces Thainess through collabrations with Thai artists like Chalermchai Kositpipat and Thavorn Ko-udomvit, while also highlighting the level of technological advancement the nation has achieved and surpass. This was made clear with one of the night's prime shows, a choreographed sky performance featuring 1,500 drones. Another major highlight of the night was a live performance by surprise guest Alicia Keys that left the VIP guests at a lost for words. International celebrities Choi Si-won, Kenny G and Naomi Ellen Watts were also spotted at the grand opening.