Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thom Browne NYFW fall 2017



Once again if you are looking for the cachet and raison d’etre for NYFW, look  no further than here  and again Raf is a rank amateur by comparison on every level and hardly a main attraction. As they say the proof is in the pudding and here there is a smorgasbord of it, Browne is a stand alone designer much in the way of Delpozo as they “dance” to the beat of a different drum. This designer is truly the mad scientist of tailoring, if not fashion as a whole; there are few if any who can match or even come close to what he conceives of and turns out with such perfect precision. His workrooms must be like laboratories and the “chemists” are alchemists ... the end result is staggering in every way.
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The restrained palette, the unimaginably phantasmagorical creations that walk the runway are jaw dropping in execution as well as in their beauty. The trick to viewing this collection is that you MUST look past the mondo bizarro styling, the run way antics, and the makeup the quirkiness if not the freakishness of the total picture. If you can get past that visual cacophony, you see the most amazing and astounding pieces workmanship and design, when the ensembles are dissected, these are the clothes of connoisseurs,  they are clothes  be coveted and collected, they are the clothes for the self-assured and confident. 
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Take for example the simplest of chesterfield coats; the Grandma Moses inspired pastorals in a100 shades of grey or in fur, the trapeze lace jacket or the sheer feather trimmed reefer, the insane loopy pieces and so many exquisite jackets and coats.  No matter how you slice it,  this is niche dressing with the most  limited of audiences but hell they are just about as good as it gets when you see it all as the art and craft of fashion in high gear.
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