Nicole Miller, the renowned American designer, announced the launch of her Pre-Fall 2021 collection that features elephant and jungle-inspired patterns and motifs on dresses, leisurewear and accessories. The Pre-Fall 2021 collection was partly inspired by an early 2020 visit to Northern Thailand’s ancient jungle where rescued Asian elephants roam in their natural habitat at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort.
During Miller’s stay at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort at the confluence of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar, the fashion designer and style icon was introduced to a herd of gentle giants that call the luxury resort home. The resort is world-famous for its elephant camp that, along with the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF), was set up in 2003 primarily to help elephants being used for street entertainment (begging) and wild elephants in need of help. More than 20 elephants live in the jungle environment of the resort along with their entire mahout (carer) families.
Here the Foundation has introduced experiences designed to allow the elephant caretakers to raise the funds they need to look after their elephants without forcing them into activities they might not enjoy. Nicole participated in the Walking With Giants signature experience, which provides an optimum way of getting to know the elephants and developing a deeper emotional connection with them. She also spent time observing Thailand’s majestic elephants in their natural habitat from the deck of Anantara’s unique, transparent “Jungle Bubble” rooms.
All funds raised in August from Nicole Miller’s Pre-Fall 2021 collection will go toward resources to support Thailand’s traditional elephant owning and wild elephant communities. The almost total disappearance of tourism throughout the country due to COVID-19 continues to have a negative effect on Thailand’s 3,800 odd captive elephants and their carers, who still need approximately $20 USD per day just to feed their elephant, let alone their own family, and meet all their other needs.
Elephants consume between six and ten percent of their body weight daily and it costs approximately $18,000 USD per year to look after a single elephant. To compound matters, the COVID-19 crisis has reportedly forced at least 85 elephant camps in Northern Thailand to close. This has resulted in Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort and the Foundation expanding their work to meet the COVID-19 challenge including taking in COVID-19 elephant refugees.
To view Nicole Miller’s Pre-Fall 2021 collection, visit https://www.nicolemiller.com/collections/pre-fall-collection. Purchases are shipped worldwide.
For more information or to donate, sponsor a rescued elephant, or book a private livestream that stars the rescued elephants live from their natural habitat in Northern Thailand’s ancient jungle, visit https://www.helpingelephants.org/.
About Nicole Miller:
Nicole Miller is a global fashion and lifestyle brand headquartered in New York City. Founded in 1982, the iconic brand has grown to be one of the premier names in American fashion. With an emphasis on signature graphic prints, luxe fabrics and innovative silhouettes, the womenswear collection cultivates a look of elegance with a hint of rebellion while bringing accessible luxury to the modern woman. Please visit www.nicolemiller.com for more information.
About Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas:
Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travelers, connecting them to genuine places, people, and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.
From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travelers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 40 stunning hotels and resorts located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Tunisia, Portugal and Spain, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. For more information on Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, please visit www.anantara.com.
Source: Nicole Miller, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas