Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thom Browne .. resort 2018



Well this is not about “salability or wearability” … this is about the art and craft of fashion and then the other components come in to play after that. Thom Browne has become an incredible fascination for me in terms of creativity, craftsmanship and vision. These are most definitely the clothes of connoisseurs and collectors... they are not soccer mom clothes or what you throw on to run to the supermarket or to pick up the dry cleaning. These are statement clothes and they do just that but there is also the brilliance of Thom Browne that is also about a basic jacket, reefer, shirt or pant that is superbly tailored with the cleanest of line. 
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To my eye, this collection is a bit more trend bending than usual as I  see nods to Chanel and Gucci  but then again all is forgiven when the outcome is so perfectly manipulated to his own vision of trends that pervade runways. He is the master tailor, he is undoubtedly and unquestionably the Steven Hawking of trompe l’oeil… mind boggling if not staggering. With all of this said, Browne also manages to take a nod to the classic resort collections of times gone by with his red white and blue, his pastels and his tennis whites. The man manages to interpret and massage his message season after season. Another aspect that cannot and should not be ignored is that the designer has a sense of humor which is evident each season .. See dachshund bag!!!
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A stellar moment occurs when he channels Toni Frissell’s image of Anne Bonofoey Taylor on the ski slopes. I know,  I know you don’t know either of those names but then that’s what Google is for or possibly even a Book !! Imagine the possibilities of curiosity!!!
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