Like the trench dressing and deconstructed layers Thakoon Panichgul pushed on his Spring 2017 runway today? The designer so seamlessly transitioned to see-now,buy-now, the collection was posted to his web site for purchase, within an hour of his presentation.
Now that the separation of their creative juices between DKNY and Public School are over, Chow and Osborne can focus on continuing to build their own brand. It started as a disruptive collection that the industry fell for. The onus is on them now to keep pushing.
For one, there was the way he layered and peeled back knit sleeves on floral dresses with clear top layers. Or the punchy bright mix of pink, purple, green, yellow and blue — reminiscent of his days at Jil Sander. He made free with American tropes: cowboy boots peeked out from under double breasted suits or longer pencil skirts and feminine cinch-waisted flared skirts were paired with "cute" tops that sported some serious under-boob (a perky problem that CK Underwear should no doubt so
Plaid, windowpane and railroad stripes were the patterns of choice, worked in exaggerated soft-shouldered bombers, oversized tunic dresses, deconstructed shirting, and Smilovic's version of office wear. Which is cooler and less formal. Think entrepreneurial start-up office.
Where Wang has been on a hardcore sporty, athletic kick the last few seasons, he switched to a dark, moody androgynous punk-grunge motif for fall. Western-style fringe (in black, of course) detailed blackened chore jackets, overcoats and moto styles, while the wrap button-down shirts from spring morphed into strappy silk tops and skirts for going out this fall.
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