In addition to announcing he will enter the menswear market through a collaboration with Aloha Rag, Thakoon Panichgul was named creative director of Tasaki today, a Japanese fine jeweler best known for cultivating, manufacturing and selling pearls.
"It is exciting to be working with fine jewelry as it will unquestionably feed into my overall creative process," said Thakoon of the opportunity. "I look forward to creating a collection for Tasaki that is unique and powerful. My goal is to approach jewelry design in the same manner that I approach clothing: always move forward but respect the past."
Thakoon collaborated with Fenton's Dana Lorenz on his fall 2009 jewelry collection.