Japanese based company - TASAKI is an ever-evolving Jewelry company with an obsession for quality. Known for producing fine jewelry mainly incorporating one of nature's most precious gemstones - the pearl, over the years, TASAKI has managed to take their talents to an international level. With locations in Asia, North America, as well as Europe, this company continues to rise in the fashion industry. In April 2011 TASAKI revamped their Ginza, Japan flagship store to reflect the modern progression within their company.
In an effort to refresh the angle of the brand, TASAKI teamed up with American Fashion Designer Thakoon Panichgul to create a line of jewelry that would surpass the expectations of luxury-brand jewelry consumers across the globe. The Spring/Summer 2011 THAKOON for TASAKI put a contemporary edge on the ever so classic pearl, while maintaining the Japanese elements upon which the brand was founded. 'New Classic' and 'Seductive' are the two main themes behind the aforementioned collection. With a youthful spirit, diamonds and pearls were creatively set into lariat necklaces, exquisite chain bracelets, and edgy two-finger rings (amoung others). These pieces suit a wide range of age groups and appeal to many different personalities; any woman can find that special icon that embodies her personal style.
CEO of TASAKI - Toshikazu Tajima was extremely impressed with the pieces that Thakoon created for the Spring/Summer 11 line; this lasting impression led to an invitation for Thakoon to become the new Creative Director of the brand. Thakoon Panichgul humbly accepted the esteemed position that he was offered.
A pearl fanatic myself, naturally, I am absolutely loving the risks that Thakoon has taken thus far, and can't wait to see what he will bring to the table for the TASAKI brand in the future. Details of the upcoming collection will definitely be coming soon, so stay tuned for more on Japan's leading luxury jewelry brand - TASAKI.
(my favourite piece from the collection)