Born in Thailand and raised in Nebraska, designer Thakoon Panichgul worked at J. Crew and <i>Harper's Bazaar</i> before pursuing a formal design degree at Parsons. In 2004, he unveiled his first collection of poised but playful designs and won praise for his witty, subtle flourishes — think mesh-trimmed culottes and metallic taffeta skirts. Since then, Thakoon has outfitted high-profile clients such as Tilda Swinton and Michelle Obama in his ultra-feminine dresses; collaborated with the chic footwear brand Giuseppe Zanotti; designed his own line of shoes and boots; released an eyewear collection; partnered up with Hogan, the Gap and Target; and possibly slept a few hours here and there. Thakoon's two diffusion labels, Addition and Carbon Copy, have won him legions of younger fans who love his easy, wearable ensembles in playful prints.
Embrace your bohemian side with peasant tops, flared denim, and flowy maxi dresses
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The Sartorialist would approve of these killer head-to-toe looks from the City of Lights
Thakoon Panichgul knows what it takes to look great when all eyes are on you — just ask loyal clients like Diane Kruger and First Lady Michelle Obama. Make an entrance of your own in refined silhouettes (with a signature urban spin) from his two namesake collections: Think neon-trimmed gowns, basket weave sheath dresses, cropped plaid trousers, and patchwork-print sweaters.