Thakoon Spring 2011 Ready To Wear Collection
It’s official, white is the new camel. Like Alexander Wang and Joseph Altuzarra in previous shows, Thakoon Panichgul opened his show with a series of looks in that pale shade: a trim twill jacket with a detachable breakaway hem atop paper-bag shorts, a double-breasted pantsuit, a shift with chiffon sleeves. It’s virginal and a bit demure but Panichgul sexed it up with oversized hook-and-eyes and strappings.
This designer came into his own during fashion’s recent dress craze, but he was smart enough to sharpen his line-up for Spring. Mixed in among the boudoir-ish gowns and sheer wallpaper organza tank dresses were tailored pieces, some in delicious stripes or denim. A chambray blue vest and matching boot-cut jeans had audience favourite written all over it. The other contender was a T-shirt dress in matte python sequins, its loose drape reminiscent of past hits. All in all? A positive development for Panichgul, who pushed himself beyond his comfort zone while remaining in step with what we’ve seen elsewhere this season.
Photos via Style.com