Fusion Fashion

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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

Infinity Tattoo Haad Rin

Looking to get a tattoo? Then you have come to the right place. Thailand has lots of great tattoo artists, and Koh Phangan is no exception. There are perhaps half a dozen tattoo parlours in Haad Rin. One of the better ones is Infinity Tattoo.

Infinity Tattoo doesn’t have a website but it does have a Facebook Page. This page is excellent for seeing the quality of work done at the parlour. There are pictures of Buddha and animal tattoos. There examples of sleeves and long leg tattoos. There is also a tattoo around someone’s belly button.

The shop on its Facebook page claims to be open 24 hours a day. That must be a little exaggeration. He must have to pop out occasionally to get more ink, buy food etc. But it does mean that you can always knock on the door and see if anyone is at home. The Facebook page also gives a telephone number that you can find at the bottom of this article. It doesn’t bother with directions or even with an ‘about’ introduction.

The parlour is on one of the small sois in Haad Rin. If you wander around for a little bit you will find it. You will stumble upon other very similar tattoo parlours. Infinity tattoo does the traditional bamboo tattoo as well tats with a machine. The choice is yours; and pain is involved with either method.

The studio itself has a tiled floor and comfortable sofa as well as ‘the chair’ where the customer sits. It also has air-con. This can be a godsend while manly grimacing.

Contact
Telephone: 0812716503
Facebook Page

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