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Posts for September 15th 2009
Thakoon Panichgul has had quite a good year—first dressing MIchelle Obama, then starring in the hit Vogue documentary "The September Issue", and yesterday presenting a well-received spring 2010 collection.
Thakoon-wearing girls-about-town including Bee Shaffer, Amanda Brooks, and Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann watched from benches in west Chelsea's Eyebeam Gallery as Panichgul presented a line-up of feminine printed dresses, for which the designer has become known, as well as a few new ideas—armored micro dresses and techno twill "ninja" pants.
A short black jacket covered in small chains stood out from the crowd, as did the series georgette dresses with print overlays, and the incredible Giuseppe Zanotti for Thakoon gladiator heels.
We spotted Net-a-Porter.com's Natalie Massenet in Thakoon's front row yesterday and look forward to the twisted georgette dresses—especially in solid skin and black—hitting her cyber store next spring. Thank God for same-day Manhattan delivery.
Kate and Laura Mulleavy presented a parade of post-apocalyptic warrior princesses for their spring 2010 Rodarte collection.
Opening the show was section of short dresses with twisted plaid and raw-edged fabric followed by a trio of longer black gothic dresses and a pair of skinny black rocker pants—the former embellished with feathers and strips of leather binding the arms and neck, and the latter with silver zippers and cut outs along the thigh and calf. A beautiful red and black tie-dye section seemed slightly less intimidating, delicately pieced together with strands of spidery wool (reminiscent of Rodarte's fall 2008 cobweb knits), braided belts, and ruched leather.
The Mulleavy sisters are expected to be among the most forward-thinking designers to show during New York Fashion Week and, for this, they did not disappoint. Today they proved why Rodarte remains one of the most highly anticipated and exciting shows of the season.