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August 27 2014

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2 posts tagged "Tasaki"

Under Lock And Key

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Now on his second season designing for Japan’s pearl-centric Tasaki jewelry line, Thakoon is coming into his own. His new collection for Fall ’10 keeps the pearls front and center, but adds vintage details like bangle clasps inspired by an antique door lock, and, for a series of gold and pearl necklaces, tiny padlocks shut up with attached keys. Count among its fans Inez and Vinoodh, who shot the new pieces—which, with their pale, simple chic, would look great with Thakoon’s own Spring ’11 collection—on Dree Hemingway, above. They’re not the only ones. Buyers are responding, too. The collection will now be available in the U.S. in addition to Japan, at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, and Forty Five Ten.

Photo: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin/Courtesy of Tasaki

Thakoon For Tasaki: Pearls Go Punk

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It was only a month ago that Thakoon Panichgul was announced as the new creative director of the Japanese fine jeweler Tasaki, but his first designs for the pearl-favoring brand have already hit the Web. Thakoon’s signature humor and verve bring a little levity to the collection: He arrays pearls on finger-spanning rings and pendants, even—with a few safety-pin-accessorized necklaces—making the prim staple look positively punky. “I wanted to put some youthful spirit into pearls,” he told WWD. The pieces, however, will be at grown-up price points, ranging from about $5,500 to nearly $40,000 when they debut at Tasaki’s Ginza, Tokyo store in April (not February as previously reported). New York girls, there’s reason to hope: The brand is mulling an NYC shop, but no plans are confirmed yet.

Photos: Yukie Kasuga/WWD