2007 September 7

Thakoon - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2008

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(NEW YORK) Thakoon Panichgul took a step in a different direction by showing a collection that was more sporty and hip than his previous ones. It had what many other presentations lacked this week-a touch of playfulness and spontaneity. The hats that almost covered the models' eyes, the full, pleated, over-the-knee skirts and the cotton shorts gave the show a more relaxed feel. There were also unexpected harder, urban touches like the androgynous shirts, an oblique zipper on a loose black coat, and black ankle sandals. Irina Lazareanu embodied the glamorous insouciance in a slouchy sequined gray dress with circle prints and fashion editors sighed after the dreamy purple and electric blue satin dresses. Panichgul certainly didn't shy away from color-green stripes, hot pink and psychedelic shots of color on canvas-like white highlighted the collection's lively and experimental mood.