More and more Thai designers seem to be making a name for themselves abroad before turning their attention back home. Case in point: Soontaree “Angie” Balek’s brand Angelys Balek, which launched in New York.

Now the designer is bringing her younger ready-to-wear line AB by Angelys Balek New York to department stores around our city. While the original line is all about sophisticated style, its sister focuses on comfortable day-to-night pieces and swimwear.

Currently, AB is available in two department stores—2/F, CentralWorld and the Qurator Zone, 2/F at The Emquartier—with the mother line set to open its flagship store at the reopened Siam Discovery next month.