Meet Thakoon's Hepburn

Thakoon Panichgul took a more ladylike approach for autumn winter 2012 at New York fashion week.

The results of which, when cast in bright colours like magenta, cherry and fuchsia, made for quirky yet classic silhouettes that resonated in pieces like short dresses with three-quarter sleeves.

Indeed, the collection was charming and nostalgic in more ways than one; basket-weave panels featured on many of the dresses, the subversive sexuality more than just a pretty cliché. A camel coatdress, plain from the front, revealed itself to be affixed with a leopard-printed pony collar. The crinkled patent leather was particularly successful, cast in shades of black and hot pink—the latter of which looked engrossing when applied on a big bow at the tail of a skirt.

And while oversized sweaters laced with Mongolian fur cast a cosy mood, those looking for a more understated moment will no doubt find solace in the black halter top paired with matching wide trousers. Did we mention it’s completely backless?

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