The Spring ’17 debut at Thakoon carries a whole lot of Future Imperative baggage:
The models are kept at just enough distance to make sure you don’t recognize that these are rather conservative looks, as befits a designer born in Thailand who went to high school in the suburbs of Omaha.
Nosy person that I am, though, I want a closer look:
More looks, should you so desire. I suggest that someone needs to make these models a sandwich or two.
Who What Wear, covering the event, singled out the shoes for special comment:
Gracing the feet of nearly every model were brightly colored block heel sandals that had a very prominent loop for your toe. This is not the first time we have seen this shape, but it’s been semi absent for a while and we are guessing the funky and once considered “weird” footwear style will become a sweeping trend faster than we realize. As the fashion industry continuously surprises us with approachable trends and forward-thinking designs, Thakoon hit the nail on the head with an item that is wearable, unique, and perfect for this season and beyond.
If you ask me, those shoes should always be ordered with dual color-block, because this is how they look in monochrome:
How will this play in flyover country? Pretty well, I think, inasmuch as I was tipped off to this show by a 50ish woman in northern Alabama.