Thakoon Panichgul

Thakoon Panichgul

American fashion designer originally from Thailand.
Country: USA

Biography of Thakoon Panichgul

Thakoon Panichgul, an American fashion designer, was born in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand. At the age of eleven, he relocated to the United States with his family and grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. Thakoon attended High School at Bellevue West in Nebraska and participated in the DECA conference in Orlando, Florida in 1993.

Thakoon Panichgul

After earning a Bachelor's degree in Business from Boston University in 1997, Thakoon moved to New York. While writing articles about fashion, he developed a direct interest in clothing design. In order to pursue his passion for fashion, Thakoon officially trained at the renowned Parsons School of Design from 2001 to 2003.

Thakoon Panichgul

In September 2004, Thakoon presented his first ready-to-wear collection, which received immediate recognition from fashion critics, press, editors, stylists, and numerous celebrities including Rachel Bilson, Demi Moore, Michelle Obama, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

In 2007, Thakoon collaborated with the retailer 'The Gap' to develop a fashion line after being personally selected by Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, among other emerging designers. His work is often described as "timelessly fitting for women" and "romantic and sensual yet modern and innovative."

Thakoon's collections are known for their forward-thinking designs that pay homage to the past while remaining far from vintage. In fact, his delicate deconstruction is entirely contemporary, influenced by the avant-garde mindset of the influential group of designers known as the 'Antwerp Six.'

In 2009, Thakoon created a highly acclaimed limited-edition clothing line for the department store chain 'Target.' His clothing collection is perfect for modern 'Madame de Pompadours' as well as Los Angeles starlets, showcasing the talent of this American designer with Thai roots.

Thakoon will be one of the participants in a new fashion reality show called 'So You Wanna be a Designer,' with filming taking place at the Kenmore Live Studio in downtown Chicago.