This September marked Thakoon Panichgul’s 10-year anniversary in fashion. In September 2004, the designer presented his first collection, a 10-piece lineup of “delicate deconstructions” that were inspired by Cecil Beaton portraits of Charles James-dressed debutantes. To celebrate his milestone, Panichgul has partnered with Barneys New York, one of his first retailers, on a 12-piece collection offering his greatest hits.
From today until Jul 4 2015 the public will be able to see some exquisite regal fashion in all its splendour at a new showcase of gowns worn by HM The Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales. Exclusive twenty-one never-seen-before dresses will be on display, including film and imagery providing the context of their outfits. Highlights include Her Majesty the Queen’s couture gowns by Hardy Amies and favoured tailor Norman Hartnell; Princess Margaret’s fur coats and hippyish ’60s apparel, and naturally, plenty of ’80s glamour from the most celebrated Royal clothes horse, Diana Princess of Wales.
He was the designer of choice for glamourous A-Listers around the world – from American First Ladies to Audrey Hepburn, Penelope Cruz to Jennifer Lawrence…. and Carrie Bradshaw of course… Oscar de La Renta has just left us, aged 82, but not without one final show-stopper: ie. Mrs Clooney’s wedding dress (seen here shot by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue)
He will be missed!
This Wednesday Kensington Palace will be playing host to a runway show archiving Giles Deacon accompanied by pieces by milliner Stephen Jones. Set in the beautiful Palace’s Orangery, the show will feature beautiful past pieces by the London Fashion Week mainstay, who has repeatedly drawn inspiration from 18th century style.
For more information go to: www.hrp.org.uk/KensingtonPalace
With the end of Tokyo fashion week here is a look into Ritsuko Shirahama’s collection who showed on Tuesday. Interesting hats reminiscent of old soldier’s uniforms feature in this collection, added with a vibe of the classic Chanel suits, all mixed with sequins, lots of mesh and fluffy sandles, creates a fun colourful line up.
Louis Vuitton are collaborating with Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin, Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry, Marc Newson and Rei Kawakubo who have all designed an unparalleled collection which includes Louboutin’s shopping caddy cart (including his iconic red accents), to Lagerfeld’s punching bag trunk with its very own LV boxing gloves. Not your everyday bags but a very unique collection none the less.