Thakoon’s Artistic Edge

By
Photography Hao Zeng

Published September 14, 2015

PHOTOS: HAO ZENG.

Just like the artists, art-minded models, and actresses (Christina Ricci, Langley Fox Hemingway, and Phoebe Collings-James, among others) who lined the front row at Thakoon’s Spring/Summer ’16 runway show, the collection itself seemed to draw inspiration from contemporary art history. White blouses and dresses featuring rigid floral prints in navy were reminiscent of Julian Schnabel’s textured ceramic plate artworks, specifically that of The Jute Grower (1980). Other garments were feminine and simple, like a pair of flowing pajama pants and matching top, adhering to the designer’s thematic title, “New Bohemia.”