June 05, 2012
While his main line collection for Resort was sweet, at Addition, Thakoon Panichgul went wild. A key print of the season was called "angry leopard"—up close, the spots had cowlicky locks. That's letting your hair down, and that's what Addition is all about. Thakoon mentioned the mixing he likes to do as the fun part of his design process. Here there were fabrics fused to fabrics, like a camo twill jacket with poplin shirtsleeves, or the side-zipped jersey sweatshirt with a panel of sequins. The lengths were short and the details winky, à la the cut-out trompe l'oeil shirt collars on tops and angry leopard dresses. Fun, on the whole. And interestingly, a few pieces in a beautiful African embroidery pointed in a newly sophisticated direction. More on that story as it develops.