Fusion Fashon is a shop near Haad Rin Pier (see map below). It sells a selection of clothing items and accessories aimed at young people and the party crowd. The fashion style is described as ‘vintage bohemian’.
Fusion Fashion has been running since 2002. It has been doing a decent trade supplying the party crowd with clothing and accessories that will create a splash at the Full Moon Party and the other parties in Baan Tai.
The fashion is for men and women. Much of the clothing is sourced from Indonesia and Hong Kong. Many of the accessories – beads, jewellery, crystals etc. – comes from India.
If there is a fusion of styles present in the clothing it would be a combination of hippy style with ravers’ party style. The accessories include attractive belts and crystals. Just as the Full Moon Party was a small affair with hippies around a fire on the beach, so the modern mooners adapt their style to reflect the hippy roots to the party scene while introducing more recent fashion elements.
It is a semantic point as to whether the clothing style can be called ‘vintage bohemian’ as the clothing is new rather than second-hand. The light fabrics and designs are reminiscent of 60s flower power but the clothes weren’t made 50 years ago.
Anyway, Fusion Fashion is very much part of the arts and retail culture in Haad Rin. Nina at Fusion combined with a few other ex-pats are attempting to create a creative enclave of DJs, designers, writers and photographers. Koh Phangan with its easy-going atmosphere and non-stop sunshine and parties has attracted a semi-permanent group of Bohemians living out the 60s dream.
Fusion Fashion shop is open daily from 11am to 10pm. The owner, Nina, is often on the floor behind the counter, with her head stuck in her laptop. So don’t give up if you enter the shop and appear to find no one there.
Contact: 08 9868 1938