The season was in full bloom at Thakoon Panichgul's Spring 2013 outing. And what a breath of fresh air. Drawing on a floral theme, the designer offered up a delicate garden motif (complete with hummingbirds and butterflies) that felt like a nice treat after all the more serious collections on offer elsewhere this week.
Floral prints wound their way up fluid charmeuse dresses and then turned up elsewhere as embroidery on loose-fitting tops and A-line skirts. Silhouettes had a vaguely Asian feel, with extended shoulder seams and loosely nipped waists. A sweet palette of canary yellow, bright blue, and pastel hues looked fresh against crisp black and white solids, while a series of airy layered looks in tulle, chiffon, and laser-cut silk further lightened the mood.