In Thai tradition, there is an astrological rule (which has influence from Hindu mythology) that assigns one particular color to each day of the week. The color assigned is based on the color of the God who protects the day. For example, the God of Sunday is Surya which has a red color. These colors of the day are the traditional Thai birthday colors. For example, King Bhumibol was born on Monday, so on his birthday (which was on December 5) the whole of Thailand was decorated in yellow color. Many Thai people believe that if they dress with the color synchronized to the respective day, it will bring good luck.
Once I knew this I started to notice these "color coded people" a lot, dressing accordingly to the color of the respective day. If you wear a yellow shirt on Monday, people will notice and might even comment on you wearing the "right" color. What a great concept - if you follow this tradition you never have to confront the awkward question of "what to wear today" after just having managed to crawl out of bed in the morning. But designers be aware: Our favorite color black is not considered a lucky color, at least not to the older generation. They reserve the black color for funerals and might even be offended if you wear black on a party. However, if you go to a party of the younger generation, black is trendy - just as anywhere else on the planet. Pheeew!
Brit Leissler lives and acts between London and Berlin. After receiving a Master degree in product design from the Royal College of Art in London she started her own Shoot the Stylist! design studio. She also works as a design educator for various institutions and founded Punch'n'Cuddle Ltd., producing and distributing her own products.
When taking a break from the design world she writes, sings and composes quirky electronic pop or travels the planet. Brit loves all forms of eccentricity, joins up the dots and aims to get into interesting conversations with all kinds of weird and wonderful people. As a hardcore digital camera gunslinger she shoots everything that moves and grooves. She doesn't eat animals, is hot for cheese, loves the Kensington Squirrels, robotic dance moves and life enhancing ideas.