February 04, 2007 New York
However, rather than indulging in the 1,001-night fantasies Poiret favored, Panichgul focused on day and outerwear. Peacock-print silk dresses would work at the office or an art opening, while open-weave cocoon jackets and snappy seamed coats would be sure to stand out on the way to either. Panichgul even added a touch of sportiness, offering a chunky cashmere baseball cardiganalbeit one that looked better suited to a pitch meeting than the pitcher's mound. The terms "tee" and "sweatshirt dress" shouldn't be taken too literally, either, as the pretty items bearing these descriptions were sewn up in misty tulle and luxurious satin, respectively. The designer won't win points for some of his drop-waisted pieces, as they won't be flattering on many figures, but you can bet there will be a waiting list for the coq-feather dress and pencil skirt.