Bhonbhisa Pavarodom understands the appeal of discreet luxury. The young Thai entrepreneur demonstrates it through her day-to-day ensembles, often comprising classy blazers and well-cut trousers. It’s also with an eye for elegance that she helms Maison SVM, which offers bags, wallets, phone cases and other accessories made from the finest exotic leathers. You won’t find any logos on these pieces, but their preciousness shines through their exquisite craftsmanship.
That’s because Pavarodom, who goes by the nickname Faa, hails from a family with an expertise in exotic skins. Her family business, which has supplied its leathers to high-end fashion brands in Europe, shaped her discerning perspective on style. The designer believes in injecting luxury into the everyday, a philosophy that she brings to Maison SVM as well as S’uvimol, an accessory label that she runs with her sisters.
Below, she shares with us her style inspirations, the most prized possession in her closet, and how she’s building a wardrobe that lasts.
Please introduce yourself.
Hi! My name is Bhonbhisa Pavarodom. I am the founder and designer of Maison SVM.
What is the story behind Maison SVM? Is there a special meaning to the name?
Maison SVM is S’uvimol’s sister brand, and the word SVM came from S’uvimol, which is my grandmother’s name. The meaning of S’uvimol is beauty.
I founded Maison SVM a few years after joining S’uvimol because I felt that I want to turn exotic leather goods into everyday essentials for modern people. So I started with things that are part of everyone’s lives, such as phone cases and wallets. I added a personalisation service later on because I believe people today like to express their uniqueness. Our personalisation service includes hand-painted alphabets, which gives the perfect finishing touch to your favourite exotic leather pieces.