When I think of Thakoon Panichgul I think of his outerwear. One time leaving a Back-to-school campaign I was shooting for Macy’s at Milk Studios, I ran into Sarah Jessica Parker on the lift. I noticed her outfit far before I noticed it was her. She had on a jacquard Thakoon coat, some modal capri sweat pants and a pair of Pedro Garcia shoe boots. It was one of those fashion moments you observe on another woman that changes your perspective on the art of dressing.
On a whim I purchased an Altuzarra for Target Dress this year. Hey, I’m a budding entrepreneur on a budget but I still find ways to explore ready-to-wear designers. The dress was poorly styled in the lookbook but on me it was stunning. I really lucked out with that purchase. The shape, color and the high slit on the leg were winners.
And now that Joseph Altuzarra is permanently on my radar, I was excited to view his pre-fall 2015.
I was just telling a friend how I wanted to wear a smart dress for the New Year. “A dress cannot be smart, he replied. Please explain.” I proceeded to tell him about Roland Mouret. I read somewhere that he said a woman would rather “look smarter than sexy”. I completely agree. Sexy is too easy. It takes more effort, and usually more fabric to look smart. Yet somehow, season-after-season, Mr. Mouret designs clothing for us to appear so.