Every year new designers come into the Fashion industry, making it hard to keep up with them all and appreciate their hard work. I am constantly learning about different designers whether they are brand new or have been in the business for decades. Sometimes it is a little embarrassing…you know, when you learn about a designer and for a while your thinking they’re brand new only to find out that they’ve been in the business for 20 years. But I don’t think anyone know’s it all in the Fashion industry, it is always a learning experience. With that being said, let’s start with some Designer Education at random.
Designer: Thakoon Panichgul
How he began: Thakoon began his fashion career as an intern at Showroom Seven in New York City. After his internship with Showroom Seven, Thakoon began to work his way up in the Fashion industry. He became an assistant in the fashion features department at Harper’s Bazaar, and later began taking classes at Parson’s the New School for Design. After making a few of his own pieces Thakoon was able to sell them to a couple of buyers. His career really pushed off when he held a presentation for his pieces which landed his work in several stores.
Interesting Fact: Lady Obama wore a Thakoon dress the night President Obama accepted his nomination for president.