NYFW: Thakoon

Hello Everyone! Today I saw the Thakoon fall/winter 2015 show. It was the epitome of what Fashion Week is all about- front row sat Anna Wintour, sunglasses and all, and pushed up against a pole was Bill Cunningham taking pictures of the models walking the runway. Ikram gave me the tickets to the show, and I can’t thank her enough – it was so exciting to be there. The show was intimate yet impressive. The space was split into two runways, each lined with silver benches, and bordered by a dozen tall iridescent panels. The models walked past the reflecting panels and then down the runways. I started following Thakoon since his appearance in the “September Issue” film. He keeps impressing me with his ambition in fashion. The clothes were beautiful. The collection consisted of rich tones of warm orange and reds to bold blacks, greys, and navies. My favorites had to be the Musée-de-Cluny-inspired warm maroon and cranberry collared vest and dress with a French unicorn and lion pattern. There were decadent furs and heavy knits and fully beaded sequined dresses, silk pieces and leather purses. Thakoon layered tops and dresses, wrapped sweaters pulled tightly around the waist, collared shirts, and underneath, backless dresses. The collection was romantic, and strikingly so.

The show was fast, fifteen minutes in all. I got a chance to go back stage about an hour before; the music was blaring as the models prepped their routine. The music during the show started electronic, and the room pulsed to a mix of sound footage from a lunar launch. New York gives off a feeling of excitement and ambition. The city’s temperatures were arctic, and the audience had wrapped itself in furs, long blankets and textured coats. I also spied some standout bags and magnificent hats.

Getting ready for the show was great fun, finding a coat to withstand New York’s cold along with a striking dress and boots to stick out from the crowd. My look, I think, made a statement. The midriff trim is made of lenticular dot material that gives a dizzying but transfixing seam to the dress. The bodice, entirely see-through, is also embroidered in dots in both creamy white and pale mint in contrast with the skirt: pleated on the side but the front, refined and simple, knee-length and elegant. Exposing myself on the top showed off the craftsmanship of the dress, my silhouette drew attention to the detail work of the material and the cut outs. I can’t wait to share with you the next couple of shows: this week is going to be great!


Cecilia Roses

My Look: Danielle Romeril dress from Ikram, Nina Ricci coat, Peruvian Connection Alpaca muff, and Topshop boots

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