Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Another Designer Xmas Tree

I'm very fascinated with the artistic point of view of fashion designers creating Christmas Trees.  Earlier this month, a Christmas Tree was revealed in Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor in Cambodia.

The man behind it is Cambodian-based designer Eric Raisina, whose fashion has graced the runways of Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Lacroix among others.

What's fascinating about this particular tree, is that unlike the uniqueness of John Galliano's Claridge's tree, this one is symbolic of Cambodia's life and culture.  It is made entirely of fishing tools, an important part of Mekong River's people daily lives, like fishing nets, bamboo rods , and baskets.


  1. Wow, that tree looks so beautiful. I like the concept of making a Xmas tree stand out. That tree looks so old (in a very good way) it should be placed in a museum.

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  2. It is beautiful, artistically:) I think it might go into auction and the proceeds go to charity, this is usually the case.

    Thanks for the compliment. I like your to a lot!