Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Being a guest of honor at one of the top luxury retailers in Canada is a pretty good way to spend your first time visit to the country. Thakoon Panichgul, the New York based designer ever so heavily hailed flew down to Toronto to promote his Spring/Summer 2011 collection. We discussed his inspiration and creation of the collection & managed to sum it up as a preppy and classic feel with a cool and modern aesthetic. It was so cool getting to feel all the different textures from Thakoon's S/S 2011 collection. I must say Thakoon was one of the designers whom I really felt comfortable talking to and carrying a conversation with, it must of been the perfect venue and the cool crowd thanks to The Hudsons Bay! While gasping over his work and how amazing and ridiculously soft the phython jacket from his collection was, we somehow ventured off into personality and how sometimes the isolation one creates by being shy can turn out to be a good thing. Thakoon who admittedly admits once being shy, like I, gave me a careful note that I will keep in mind all the time!