Before my senior year of college, in 2008, my best friend and I moved to New York for internships in our respective fields; she worked for Brian Williams and I worked for Thakoon.
At that time, Thakoon was just four years into his career and his team of about ten were busy designing his Fall 2009 collection and preparing for the Target collaboration. In June I turned 21 years old, in July he was inducted into the CFDA and that December he launched Thakoon Addition. Just as you saw in The September Issue, Anna really did come in to the showroom and talk shop. My months with Thakoon are some of the most memorable and inspirational in my fashion career.
My favorite Thakoon pieces are from his newer collection, Thakoon Addition. It is youthful, flirty and wearable. This spring there are two hero looks that I must have:
The Pre-Spring look was just shipped, available here. The Spring collection will not ship for bit, but I have budgeted to get this look when it is released.