It was all about the dragonfly, the dandelion and perhaps just a bit of leopard print at today’s Thakoon runway show! Looking to add a sweet touch to the otherwise somber, structural shapes of his Fall 2013 collection, the New York based designer brought his whimsical insect print to life, showcasing it on everything from a black smock dress to a woven peplum top. Nevertheless, it was the fluttering dandelions and romantic floral prints adorning Panichgul’s breezy silk dresses and flouncy pleated skirts that made the most buzz when paired with rich fur coats and the occasional stool.
Not to say that Panichgul’s use of fur was reserved for outwear alone. Offered in a palette consisting mostly of somber black, midnight blue and the occasional muted, pastel shade, the luxe fabrics appeared on everything from the collars of boxy woven jackets to full-length shift dresses and voluminous tops paired with A-line skirts of the same fabric. And if the polished, FLOTUS-approved attire sounds a bit too mature for your liking, don’t worry. Between all of the modest helpings of feminine Sunday brunch attire there was still plenty of youthful intrigue to be found say for instance, in dresses featuring cutouts of lace overlay, pleated skirts embellished with sequins and let us not forget those wild cut-off bangs! Models Ashleigh Good (the opener), Jasmine Tookes and Andie Arthur rocked the edgy, punk look with ease, appearing just as graceful and alluring as those delicate dandelion prints!