While some labels seem born overnight — complete with mythic tales of senior collections being scooped up by Barneys — others slowly creep around the world, putting out solid collections for years before breaking in. Kloset, the eight-year-old Bangkok-based label designed by Thailand native Mollika Ruangkritya, seems poised for international recognition. While the line's structured yet whimsical clothes have been successful in Aussie and Asian markets, they've also gathered steam in small, fashion-forward New York boutiques like Coclico, Helianthus, and Sunday Brunch.
Ruangkritya's designs are fit for those looking to strike a feminine ingénue note, accented with handcrafted details. "I used to make headbands, dolls, dog collars, and other things as a child," she says. "I guess I just turned that interest into fashion when I grew up." The line was featured in the March and April editions of Vogue Australia, accompanied by the spring launch of Kloset etcetera, an accessories line featuring Ruangkritya's original prints and patterns. Click ahead to see more of the spring 2010 collection.