Thakoon has always been a designer who has a basket of ideas up his sleeves. He is a designer ablaze with creativity and that is what makes him such a celebrated CFDA member who has dressed the likes of Michele Obama, Sienna Miller, Anna Kendrick, Marion Cotillard, and Rose Byrne.
For Fall 2015, he presented a high contrast statement that was full of textured materials and rich prints. It was a story that continued from his Pre-Fall 2015 collection that was laden with a delicate bohemian sensibility. Lace was panelled and red floral embroideries were splattered generously on midi dresses – a defining hem length this season. Textured fabrics were clear winners in cropped pajama pants, asymmetric dresses, tailored jackets, and knitted tops. These were displayed in an autumnal colour palette of plum red, burnt orange, rust, and earthly browns to complete his bohemian rhapsody.
Thakoon's show was largely the same as the one he showed in New York back in February but there was something special that he introduced only at Singapore Fashion Week: a fresh addition of bags. Thakoon's maiden runway show here offered us an extended glimpse of his new Fall 2015 collection of bags, a product range that was only launched for Spring 2015 recently. There were new shapes that appeared that were not present in his New York show like a pint-sized top-handle crossbody beauty. The Hudson saddle bags, Downing crossbody bags, and Cornelia totes all received updates too, some adorned with metallic ornaments and textures. It was a well-rounded collection.
Here's a snapshot of what went down last weekend.