Preview: Thakoon Spring 2012
Lindsey Gathright, W‘s Market Editor, checks in with Thakoon Panichgul as he puts the finishing touches on his Spring 2012 collection.
For his spring collection, Thakoon drew inspiration faraway places, turning his attention toward “Americana-meets-Maharaja.”
<img alt=”thakoon-ss2012-preview-02.jpg” src=”http://www.wmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/w/blogs/editorsblog/thakoon-ss2012-preview-02.jpg” width=”386″ height=”257″ class=”mt-image-center” style=”text-align: center; display: block; margin: 0 auto 20px;” / “I started off wanting to do something metallic, luxe and very ornate with a lot of gold,” says Thakoon. “I was looking at the works of sculptor Nick Cave and his elaborate, very flashy embroideries, as well at old American sportswear as interpreted by other cultures like the Italians and Japanese.”
A decorated graphic cowboy shirt.
A hand-worked Giupure lace detail from a piece-in-progress.