Before his show, Thakoon Panichgul had said that he was in a romantic and fantasy mood – something he was putting down to watching too many Eighties and Nineties films along the lines of Legends. And, known for his crafted details and his combination of folksy bohemia, this played out just as we’d imagine. Earthy in palette, terracotta tones and navies with rich red and magenta accents thrown in too, there was something dark to it, but pretty also. Less naïve fairytale than we’ve seen from him before. It was artisanal as we’d expect and wearable both in the layered options offered or as deconstructed elements.
LOUCHE, loose and lounge-y was the mood that underpinned Thakoon’s spring/summer 2015 collection. It was comfortable and casual but exotic and elegant with it – the designer citing bohemia among his inspirations and playing that out to silk robe effect, fringed or punctuated with palms, shoulders slashed to make for more interesting sleeve (or rather non –sleeve) details. Thakoon celebrates 10 years on the New York Fashion Week schedule this year – and this was an understated but nice way to mark it.
Autumn/Winter 2013-14 Thakoon
PEARLS, lace and prettiness had underpinned Thakoon Panichgul’s spring/summer 2014 collection, but this time round he swapped that for verve and vivid brights – there’s nothing like a bit of colour to brighten a winter mood, after all, and it’s something we’ve frankly come to rely on Thakoon for. The designer had looked to the painterly landscapes of Patagonia for inspiration and brought back its colour palette – fuchsia and cobalt, orange and grass green – in the shape of capelets and sweater wraps (an emphasis on wrapping up the shoulders already something we’re seeing a lot of), floral-printed puffa jackets and collaged, asymmetrical-hemmed skirts and dresses.
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