Take an additional 10% off Sale & select *full-price items with code LONGITUDE17. See Terms & Conditions for details.

L-atitude Picks | Thakoon RTW Spring 2012

At Thakoon?s SS2012 show, Technicolor characters in a Western-themed Bollywood film came to life on the runway. Sporting rococo touches that romanticized the vividly hued prints of Indian film and softened the hard-wearing cowboy-inspired accents, the looks were surprisingly wearable takes on indulgently imaginative creations.

At Thakoon?s SS2012 show, Technicolor characters in a Western-themed Bollywood film came to life on the runway. Sporting rococo touches that romanticized the vividly hued prints of Indian film and softened the hard-wearing cowboy-inspired accents, the looks were surprisingly wearable takes on indulgently imaginative creations.

 

 

Thakoon deconstructed the bandana down to its bare essential, a powerful little swirl of a print. The designer?s paisley journey took him to India, where the typically assumed-to-be-Western-only pattern is reinterpreted in the most decadent of palettes ? gold, saffron, turquoise. What happened next was a fusion that required a delicate balance Thakoon seems to have achieved: Western silhouettes nodding to the paisley?s bandana origins, a palette and feminine finish paying homage to opulent Indian culture.

 

 

To top off the concoction, Thakoon wove in a reference to his FW2011 show with rococo flourishes ? the extra curl on a magnified paisley, the added swirl on a pastel hairdo. Outfits that can easily be taken to the streets for everyday use were presented with these kitschy touches as if they were being wrapped up with a shiny bow, making them seem all the more delicious. As for each look in and of itself, our protagonist, paisley, was seen both as a print and as a zoomed-in embellishment.

 

 

It adorned trapeze dresses that flipped mid-thigh, maxi dresses that flounced in movement, metallic-trimmed skirted jackets and cigarette pants, formerly simple trenches and pop-bright shirt dresses. Thakoon cleansed our palette in between with color-blocked suited looks and more bohemian-minded skirts and dresses that more instantly represented the Indian influence.  The result was refreshingly new yet soaked in all we love about Thakoon: timelessly feminine silhouettes revamped with dramatic detail, saturated hues and fabrics that border on opulent.



JOIN US ON OUR SHOPPING TRIPS AROUND THE GLOBE!

Be the first to know about New Arrivals, Private Sales and more...