27 Oct '11, 4pm
A Day With Thakoon: Giving New Meaning to Fashion Sense via Bag Snob - I have interviewed Thakoon Panichgul
There have been a few misconceptions about the designer: that’s he’s very young and new in the fashion business for one (yes he was 29 when he launched his collection in 2004 but he’s far from young or inexperienced). And that he was a fashion journalist first and foremost who “took up” design– he actually took the job at Bazaar because of his love for fashion, not journalism! He attended Boston University on full scholarship and graduated with a degree in Business Administration (as any good, dutiful Asian kid would do). Rather than hang out with fellow business students, he surrounded himself with artists and the people he felt most connected to. But that business degree has served him well. Thanks to his eclectic background, Thakoon understands the ins and outs of his business, and he is hands down, one of the smartest designers of our time.