Taylor Tomasi Hill is one of my style inspirations and she mixes and matches pieces like no other editor in the industry. As the Style and Accessories Director for Marie Claire, she has access to the world’s greatest and most luxurious designers and when she is seen out and about, her ensembles never disappoint, mixing high-fashion and vintage effortlessly.
She was seen at the 2011 Brooklyn Museum Artists Ball in a tribal-inspired ensemble including a black slouchy t-shirt, a yellow and black print skirt from Thakoon’s Fall 2011 collection (as worn on the runway by Tao Okamoto) and fringe Dree sandals from Alexander Wang. I think the look is so easy and chic and I own the Dree sandals, but have the hardest time walking in them (they are wildly uncomfortable) which makes me have even more love for Taylor.
For Fall 2011, Thakoon Panichgul surely was inspired by tribal elements, specifically that of the Maasai tribe. He turned that inspiration into something new and unexpected by combining it with design elements from the fashions of yesteryear worn at Versailles. The blend was a flurry of mixed prints that worked surprisingly well together.
The prints weren’t the only juxtapositions in the collection as the silhouettes did the same: Tao Okamoto’s aforementioned skirt that was a mini in front and had a train in back, a structured voluminous waistcoat worn over cropped skinny pants on Jeneil Williams and those same style of cropped skinnies in a paisley print layered under a red and blue plaid puffer vest. The collection had such an urban feel, perfect for the woman on the go. Nothing was short of eclectic, but everything was wearable.
A very fresh and exciting Fall collection and I cannot wait to see how others besides Taylor Tomasi Hill wear the looks in coming months.
Visit www.thakoon.com for more information and see more looks from the Fall 2011 collection below.
*Images courtesy of Billy Farrell Agency and GoRunway.com.