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Thakoon's Pre-Fall 2012 Display Incorporates Iconic Illustrations

By: Jordy Eleni - Published: Sep 11, 2012 • References: thakoon and missmoss.co.za
Thakoon's Pre-Fall 2012 lookbook includes a series of breathtaking paintings. Landscapes of seaside homes, rocky beaches and wide open fields proved to be the optimal backdrops for the brands collection of hounds tooth coats, peplum dresses and graphic print long sleeves.

Pieces taken from the oeuvres of Josif Evstaf'evic Krackovskij, Aleksandr Grigoriev Orlov, Venny Soldan-Brofeldt, Anna Palm de Rosa and Carl Fredrik Aagaard were used to embellish the Pre-Fall 2012 line, a likely first for the deceased masterminds.

This informed assembly of 18th and 19th century work points to an interesting merger of art with fashion. While the two are related informally, both full of expression and detail, Thakoon is paving the way for their formal and precise use in quarterly lookbooks.