>> Thakoon Panichgul may be tiny, but his designs pack major punch. His lower priced line, Thakoon Addition, just hit stores last week and is already selling like hotcakes, with a number of editors sporting the line at the Cruise 2010 shows. As for his own Cruise 2010 line, Thakoon was all about texture — twisted dresses and tops and plenty of pleats. Prints ranged from bright watercolors to faded florals, with some tie-dye mixed in for good measure. The designer knows how to take care of a woman — when his Costume Institute Gala date Magdalena Frackowiak broke her heel in the middle of dinner, he missed Rihanna's performance to go grab a replacement.
Thakoon Brings Out Prints, Pleats That Are Sure to Sell for Cruise 2010