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Thom Browne Men’s Fall 2019

In the name of sustainability, Thom Browne forewent a fancy set, wrapping the venue – set within the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts – in bubble wrap, the seating included. Not to mention the procession of pharaoh-like figures who opened the show.
Browne, who also Saran-wrapped the models’ faces, was keen not to get too deep about it. “It was just for fun,” he demurred. “We use the bubble wrap for shipping collections back and forth, so it’s basically taking what we use for logistical reasons and making it into the set.”
A master of theater — this time outdoing himself in his ability to transport the audience into a parallel world — the master tailor, who has a thriving commercial business and a new owner, Ermenegildo Zegna Group, also likes to treat the runway as an exercise in style. Here he took his love of the Fifties-type structured formal suit and exploded it into dresses and a cross-dressing fantasia.
It played out in three sections, opening with feminized, corseted spins on the classic suit, using “beautifully feminine” traditional cloths like English hunting tweeds, Shetland wools, Harris tweeds and developed military cashmeres.
Looks included Mary Poppins-style coats incorporating women’s elements like fur cuffs on the sleeves,

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Via:: https://wwd.com/runway/mens-fall-collections-2019/paris/thom-browne/review/