Elegant and the perfect classic take on modernity – pretty much sums up Thakoon’s pre-fall 2013 collection. When mulling over “What is elegance?”, Thakoon’s Panichgul mused “It’s been all about the street, about being edgy and cool. I’m so sick of street.” style.com reported from backstage at the presentation.
The dress was a primary focus, most often A-line, made in white cotton poplin, hot pink leather, a gray men’s suiting fabric, and for evening, black silk. Otherwise, it was artfully draped. A standout was the oversize blue and white crochet print dress with cut-out shoulders. The print also received the mix-and-match treatment, accompanied by a Mongolian lamb vest and a pink pencil skirt. Fabulous!!
My favorite piece from the collection was a brilliant budding cotton print dirndl skirt paired with a knitted striped Mongolian lamb sweater (dare I say more edgy than elegant, sorry Thakoon). The print was also worked into a sleek, classic trapeze coat worn with slim cropped pants and the to-die-for voluminous a-line skirt with a boxy 3/4 length sleeve jacket.
With a pre-fall collection this sublime, I can hardly wait to see Thakoon’s interpretation of Fall 2013. View the entire collection at vogue.com.