19th century Wildean dandies in exotic-looking textiles and bohemian silhouettes.
The bohemian club:
Long, lean silhouettes dominated Thakoon’s AW15 collection. The designer said he was aiming for opulent and indulgent wares with a “bohemian undercurrent”, and his exotic mindset was certainly clear. Layers of crinkled chiffon, velvet embroideries, tweeds, shearling in the form of gilet vests and mohair abounded – giving off a vibe of lush eastern rugs meant to be wrapped around the body. Boxy patchwork outerwear vied for attention alongside menswear-inspired shirting – a Thakoon speciality. The collection concluded with deep hued frocks embellished with fringed sequins – a romantic ending to our worldly journey as show-goers ventured back out into the cold.
Light and bright:
A soundtrack consisting exclusively of Jean Michel Jarre tunes, like “Oxygène Part IV” and “Équinoxe Part 4”, set the stage along with large multicolour holographic light structures.
The soundtrack to Thakoon AW15: