Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Magically feminine and yet quietly restrained, Thakoon Panichgul’s mainline S/S 13 collection had a retro undercurrent built around a figurative botanical floral motif, a classic Audubon illustration come to life on the runway. From the first look, a duchesse satin dress with an hourglass silhouette emphasized by a trompe l’oeil birdcage, it was clear the designer had become fascinated by prettiness. Luckily, pretty also meant innovative for Panichgul, and in addition to floral print dresses the presentation featured boxy, creative patchwork t-shirts, icy-hued layered lace and bold, oversized fishscale paillettes. An airy execution of graceful luxury, these pieces established an appealing and dreamy mood for Spring.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Hourglass / Inverted bells / Boxy / Straight / A-line
Color: White / Lemon / Black / Cobalt / Ice blue / Peach / Pumpkin / Nude
Key Items: Strapless hourglass dresses / Halter dresses / A-line pleated skirts / Boxy lace t-shirts / Cropped jackets / Sheer tunics / Paillette dresses and skirts
Materials: Duchesse satin / Cotton poplin / Leather / Chiffon / Lace / Brocade
Print + Pattern: Figurative botanical florals and bird graphics / Wallflower prints / Leaf silhouettes / Colorblocking
Details + Trim: Floral embroidery / Contrast collars / Wrapped halters / Winged sleeves / Leather trim / Paillettes / Self-belts / Peplums / Pleating / Sheer sleeves
Accessories + Footwear: T-strap sandals / High-heeled cutout loafers
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