Saying that Thakoon's pre-fall collection was a bit of a departure from his spring 2012 runway show would probably be the biggest understatement ever uttered on this blog. Remember just a mere weeks ago when he mixed Indian influences with cowgirl motifs and came up with something that was halfway cooky and halfway brilliant? This time around for his pre-fall collection, the focus seemed to fall on restraint, but in a way that called for interesting shapes (take that bubble-like pleated skirt or those puffed out sleeves) rather than in-your-face prints. All in all, the perfect collection to fit in between the major ones, which is sure to fly off the shelves faster than you can say pre-fall. File as new favorite.