Thakoon Fall 2010: What Should Michelle Obama Wear? (PHOTOS, POLL)
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Thakoon Panichgul presented his Fall 2010 collection at New York Fashion Week on Sunday, February 14th. The designer is a favorite of Michelle Obama's, so take a flip through and vote on what you'd like to see the first lady wear!
Scroll down to see the Associated Press review of the show.
By Samantha Critchell, Associated Press:
Is the fashion crowd going to cheer for Thakoon Panichgul's pompoms?
The designer, whose label is known as just Thakoon, traded the colorful prints he's used in recent seasons for texture, including fur, velvet, leather and those pompoms, which dangled from the hems of dresses and decorated a jacket worn over a knit, pompom and ruffle skirt.
Panichgul emphasized the mixed-fabric, layered look at his show on Sunday in a downtown studio space. It's a trend that has emerged halfway through the fashion previews for the fall.
Fur also has had a strong presence, but, so far, no one but Panichgul colored it like tiger stripes.
Overall, this collection was somewhat uneven. Panichgul was seemingly torn between the "young designer" status he's now had for so long, the name recognition he enjoys having dressed first lady Michelle Obama on many occasions, and the need to evolve into a more established craftsman who can cater to the fashion-forward and luxury market crowds.