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.
Everything you need for a picture-perfect look on the most romantic night of the year.
An ultra-modern crop of dresses suited for every occasion this spring.
Moto-cool top layers add edge to any outfit.
With your datebook already filling up for fall, you’ll be in need of a chic pair (or two) of shoes for every outing on the calendar. Polish off your go-to skinny jeans and sweaters with leather riding boots, studded ballet flats, or bright suede loafers by day. And for the evenings, pair your sexiest dresses with embellished ankle booties, colorful platforms, or towering stiletto heels.