Thakoon

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Photography Shawn Brackbill

Published September 8, 2014

It’s New York Fashion Week and seasoned Interview photographers Shawn Brackbill, Christopher Gabello, Kate Owen, and Frank Sun are backstage and front row at our favorite shows. Check in daily and follow Shawn, Chris, Kate, and Frank on Interview’s TwitterInstagram, and Facebook for the latest updates.

Thakoon Panichgul’s Spring 2015 collection was escapist in an especially seductive way. Rather than commit himself to project of authentically representing a tropical locale, the designer said he was interested specifically in the tourist’s idea of such a place. His collection came full of leafy prints and party-ready tassels in bright blue and yellow. But for a touristy romp, Panichgul’s lineup was impressively tasteful: everything was easy, from sleeveless midi-length satin robes to sheer pleated skirts that practically floated past each other on the runway. A graphic black-and-white pattern that decorated a sweater, a crop top, a jacket, and a set of capes in the finale evoked white-hot equatorial heat and the angular patches of shade it creates. The show had us already day-dreaming, against our better judgment, about next summer.

For more from New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015, click here.