Fall 2009 Fashion Week: Thakoon Runway to Reality

Not only did Thakoon show a Fall collection with ensembles you could wear to the office, he also currently has a line available at Target.  Let’s take a look at what styles we can take from Runway to Reality.

His prints had a sophisticated edge we love for more conservative environments.  Shown in shades of blue and black they had a geometric quality without going tribal or ethnic as we have seen in many collections this fall.  We also prefer the black tights for work opposed to the overwhelming amount of leggings we have seen this season.

Thakoon Printed Black Dress Thakoon Printed Blue Dress

Soft neutrals were shown along side pops of color, like this stunning pleated Kelly green blouse.

Thakoon Grey Jacket and Ivory Short Thakoon Zebra Jacket

You know we love printed dresses, but we were also impressed with the luxurious and professional quality of his solid dresses.  The tan style is the perfect update to a shirt dress with simple details along the placket. While this black dress may not be the most fashion forward design, it’s the perfect look for any work wardrobe.  The LBD goes from office hours to dinner dates with ease.

Thakoon Tan Shirt Dress Thakoon LBD Fall 2009 Runway

Capture the style of his unique prints for Spring either in a full skirt or a blouse with pleated details along the neckline.  Either item is pure business casual style.  Add a cardigan in gray for chilly offices or until Spring temps finally emerge.

Pop your work wardrobe with a little color in this pleated short sleeve blouse.  The details are similar to the Kelly Green style shown on the runway.  You can score this style from Target for only $8.04 in Sunny Yellow or $11.49 in White!  Combine the shirt dress and LBD in this office ready style.  Accessorize with your favorite beaded necklace or printed scarf.

Special thanks to Style.com for their excellent runway coverage.  Extra special thanks to Thakoon Panichgul for collaborating with Target to create a line affordable for everyone.  No one should have a problem updating their work wardrobes for Spring with these pieces. 


  1. says

    One of the great things about the semi-return of ’90’s minimalism (currently not quite as stark, but the basic elements are there) is that it’s fairly easy to find the simple pieces that make up the look at bargain prices.

    I think the key to adding interest (so it’s not just boring) is combining unexpected colors and prints, layering different fabrics and textures, and rocking bold statement accessories–particularly necklaces and shoes–while retaining a clean line.

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