Photos by Janelle Okwodu for Models.com
Mixing the colors of Bollywood films with the vibe of Hollywood westerns may sound more like a film pitch than a collection idea, but Thakoon Panichgul pulled off the conceptual combo for Spring. With incense wafting through the air and a Bhangra beat blaring on the speakers models walked the Plaza Hotel’s ballroom in impeccably crafted designs that melded intricate embroidery, wild patterns and some truly exquisite beading. Color ran throughout the collection, from the pigment splattered hair, to the color blocked hats by Heather Huey. This was a confident showing from a young designer hitting his stride.