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Thom Browne to present first couture collection in Paris this July

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, Spring 2023 ready-to-wear.

Photo: Daniele Oberrauch/

Thom Browne, Fall40 ready-to-wear.

Image: Courtesy of Thom Browne

Thom Browne, Spring 20 ready-to-wear.

Photo: Courtesy of Thom Browne

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he will not be the first An American designer to appear on the fashion calendar, but he will be the first to do so during his CFDA presidency. “I think it’s important, as chair, for the world to see American design represented at different stages of the world. I always approach my collections from a purely design perspective, no matter how conceptual the idea I want it to be, it doesn’t It’s going to come at the expense of quality. It’s important for the world to see us on that level,” Brown said. “We do have great examples, like Daniel [Roseberry] and Ralph Rucci in Schiaparelli, who has appeared in couture shows in the past,” the designer added, “so American design represents real quality and creation Power. That’s one of the most important things I wanted to express in this couture collection.”

While Browne didn’t say much about what we can expect from the collection, he did share Got his idea looking forward to twenty years in business. “I’m really not one to look back, I’m more looking forward and think we’ve been really lucky 20 where we’ve been over the years and how it’s worked out for us Next40, 40, 60 years can and should,” he said, before donning his chairman hat again and sharing some advice: “I think it’s important for anyone who’s started their own collection that they have a long-term approach to creating the next generation of design When I think about these 20 years, this is what I look forward to, laying the groundwork for what’s to come.”




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