For Fall/Winter 2015, Thakoon set out to evoke a romantic mood, and ended up creating a weird and wonderful collection of nomadic pieces that were developed to flaunt artisanal technique. If you indulge in his exotic fantasy, you will be joining the class of the female adventurer who combs the river basins of Patagonia, the purple hills of Ooty, and the Banaue rice terraces of the Philippines in search of cultural caches. Thakoon achieves his wardrobe of the well-traveled with richly dyed knitwear, a collage of unexpected textures and prints, and a carefree way of layering the most disparate elements together in a style that recalls the haphazard pile-on of gypsy garb.
From the outset, Thakoon’s unconventional collection is established with enormous, autumnal patchworked coats in sumptuous shearling that he pairs with mismatched bouclé-knit separates intersected by contrast stitching. He repeats this motif throughout the collection, marrying sensible, subtle looks with blasts of beautifully crafted knitwear, tapestry prints, maximal shearling scarves, and shiny silk prints. Thakoon’s radical ideas include a basic white button-down transformed into an artfully arranged statement piece with a folded-and-tied bottom half, pairing red rubberized go-go boots with feminine dresses, and juxtaposing top-heavy looks with slim, tailored trousers. Thakoon’s Fall/Winter 2015 presentation is a trip around the world and a blast from the past, fused together in one amazing tapestry of textures, embellishments, and tailoring.
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