Thakoon shows luxe layering for F/W 16
Thakoon wowed with a line-up of luxurious knits and silk dresses for Fall/Winter.
Thai-American designer Thakoon Panichgul stormed back into New York Fashion Week on Thursday night (08Sep16) after a season out to embrace the “see now, buy now” strategy.
Eschewing the official spring/summer 2017 season, Panichgul offered high-end customers clothes for the coming winter months, with the collection including a layered-up mix of chunky knitwear, floral silk dresses, winter coats, relaxed drawstring trousers and cropped trench coats.
While Panichgul primarily opted for a neutral palette of grey, beige and burgundy, he added in some splashes of colour with the addition of a canary yellow silk dress with ruffle detailing and a bright red tartan-print coat.
Speaking about the line, the designer says his goal is to offer his customer comfortable, cool clothes that can be easily layered.
”Bringing back the glamour... but mixing that with the clothes I love to do,” he told Business of Fashion. “It’s the push and pull of masculinity and femininity.”
Taking the lead from Tom Ford and Tommy Hilfiger, Panichgul chose to ditch the traditional calendar in which clothes typically go on sale months after his last catwalk show. And he believes his plan to re-align fashion with the seasonal calendar and release small batches through stores so they are constantly brimming with newness will be a success, at varying price points.
“We will start out with an average price point of $400, $450 (£300-£340), knowing that we will continue to grow that both at the higher end and the lower end,” Panichgul said in July (16). “We want to have a bit more of an easy-entry price point. Like $200, $150, perhaps, but that will come with time as we gain traction and learn more from our customers.”
New York Fashion Week continues Friday (09Sep16) with the unveiling of Hilfiger's capsule collection in collaboration with model Gigi Hadid.