Classic ladies are not Thakoon Panichgul’s type, so it was surprisingto see him build his fall collection around prim shapes, such as short,straight dresses with three-quarter sleeves. The models were prom readyin messy French twists and painted pouts that matched the shadespulsing on the clothes (magenta, fuchsia and cherry red ) — colors ofthe heart. This was Panichgul in the mood for love. “I was feelingsomething a bit more romantic,” he said during a preview. “It’s charmingin an old school way, like romantic New York.” That seems almost quaintin the wake of his last two shows, stellar affairs steeped in ethnicreferences as disparate as maharajas and Marie Antoinette. If thiscollection didn’t match their mesmerizing fusion of color and exotictaste, it offered plenty of lovely clothes.
The pretty clichéswere deliberate, though nothing was played on the nose — that’s notPanichgul’s style. An undercurrent of sly irony and subversive sexualitycoursed through the collection, winking at bad taste along the way. Acamel coatdress that looked plain and proper from the front had a purpleleopard-printed pony collar and an openwork leather basket-weave panelin the back. Crinkled patent leather came in black and wild pink, thelatter on a skirt sporting a big bow at the tail. Chubby sweaters werelaced with Mongolian fur in an explosion of exuberant fuzz. And for thegirl who doesn’t wear her heart on her sleeve, there was chicunderstatement too, such as a black halter — completely backless — wornwith matching trousers.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion