Thom Browne broke the internet about a year ago when he sent models parade for his spring 2023 menswear – or at least it was The Fashion Corner was on the runway in Paris, where they wore tweed overalls and miniskirts and cut shorts, with Madonna blaring over the speakers. Last week, it was revealed that the American designer and CFDA president would be absent from the upcoming Paris menswear season, but that wasn’t the end of the story. While Browne hasn’t quite committed to renewing his viral leggings moment, he may just be elevating himself. The news is that he will present his new collection during Paris Fashion Week – the exact date is to be determined.
Special one-off fashion offerings, no seasonal nomenclature, will include menswear and womenswear, and are the start of Browne’s Anniversary celebration. “I’ve been presenting my collections in Paris for years, so I’ve always thought of couture as quality, construction, and design,” Brown said by phone. said in. “I try to do that with every collection, and this is [brand]’s anniversary, and I think it’s a A good time to celebrate in this way” These looks will also be sold as fashion. Adds the designer: “I’m looking forward to people coming to the showroom after the show and telling the story and showing how everything is beautifully made.” Highly conceptual design. His ready-to-wear collections are presented in bumbling theatrical performances (traditional fashion shows typically last eight minutes), an exercise in sartorial imagination. Whether it’s an impressive spherical cable-knit tennis cardigan, a bodice fashioned from a cropped jacket split in the middle, with shoulders serving as bust cups, or a Greek trompe l’oeil sculptural column gown, Browne isn’t shy about luxe The clothing concept; so what makes this collection special? “I’m not that different other than making sure that every idea and piece is worthy of showing this week,” Brown said, “Out of respect for the calendar and the couture committee, I want to make sure they’re on board with the decision to invite me to show. Very satisfied,” he said.
Thom Browne, Fall40 ready-to-wear.
Image: Courtesy of Thom Browne