Smiles erupted and heads craned for a closer look as covetable, cosy monochrome layers hit the catwalk'
There was a lot to like at Thakoon this season, and being amongst the last shows of the day (when the fashion crowd have grown weary and the caffeine has worn off), it's no mean feat to win a fading audience over from the first look down the runway. Smiles erupted and heads craned for a closer look as covetable, cosy monochrome layers hit the catwalk, in the form of cable-knit hooded jackets, richly textured cardigans and canvas and wool leggings. It was clear from the outset that texture was a defining factor as ruching was in full effect, fur was unapologetic and wool ran the gamut from cable knit to experimental braiding. One standout jacket, conceived primarily in charcoal wool, had fur exploding at the seams as though unable to be contained, fur escaped from the cuffs and base, as well as from between seams on the outer edge of the sleeves. Fall 2010 was really all about texture 'I wanted the collection to feel warm and cosy,' said Panichgul backstage. 'I wanted it to be raw and textural, so I included a lot of materials that would add to this like fur and cable knit to create a sense of volume.' Towards the end of the show, the collection turned a whiter shade of pale, snow bunny wear came out in force, making yet another below-zero winter not seem so daunting. Among the white ensembles that made up the key looks towards the end of the show, were some short and sweet numbers that Thakoon revealed he would love to see on just one lady, 'I'd love to see Kate Moss wearing the little white jacket with the big puff details,' said Thakoon, 'if anyone could pull it off, it's Kate.'