Often designers present their collections as an embodiment of a hyper-specific inspiration. For instance, you could theoretically build an entire collection around the premise of visiting the Scottish Highlands in the 18th century, or a quilt spied at a flea market 20 years ago. But at the end of the day, the customer isn’t often aware of the inspiration when they go shopping; they just want good clothing.
For spring 2022, Thakoon Panichgul focused on making garments rather than a collection with a deep backstory. “If you look at the entirety of the items we are offering, they do connect and make a theme, but we are focused on making each item sing,” Panichgul said. The uniting force was simple and broad. He wanted to make clothes that offered “a bohemian way to be minimal.”
Using fabrics like eyelet and cotton poplin in a muted color palette of white, black, blue, and one abstract print, Panichgul made a collection of throw-on-and-go clothes. White shirt dresses, trapeze tank tops, boxer-ish shorts—these are clothes to live in rather than to dress up in, ideal for those who are searching for serenity in the coming months.