Thakoon’s show Fall/Winter 2015 has just hit play. Unsurprisingly, the atmosphere is palpable: partially for what will undoubtedly be a brilliant foray into layers and textures, as Thakoon has always been known to produce, but also because it’s below freezing with 45km/hour piercing winds outside (which is not ok at all) – and what better way to hide than to fawn over luxurious, ankle-length outerwear and rich autumnal browns and reds, intended for tundra protection and sipping hot chai?
Such is Look One, that just walked. Colour balanced to the last HECS pixel, contrast optimised between lush outer volume and streamlined elongation by way of the midi (at least, on me – the model is looking at more of a knee-length).
Look Seventeen, though in the same vein of lengthening the body and slouchy layers, is more demonstrative of Thakoon’s attention to detail, and so better communicated in black and white. The look itself is in shades of charcoal, but none of my
now cold-mottled tan need to distract from its nuances: leather trouser ties, open arm sleeves, asymmetrical collar, the stuff of Winter layering dreams (perhaps a crisp blue shirt of generous masculine proportions).
Back to the show – well under way, and as well-received as it ought to be by any measure technical, editorial and commercial standard. Looking forward to sharing the rest of the collection, beyond my spontaneous office-corner takeover.