Since 2001, Thom Browne has been releasing garments that are widely recognized for challenging and modernizing today’s uniform. His preppy style and the use of grey wool for suits form the codes of the brand. In this occasion, he delayed his runway show from February to April, because he wanted to present it near the Met Gala to couple with his partner Andrew Bolton, the curator of the fashion department in the Met Museum.
The theme was centered about New York and how people come to the city to discover themselves. The collection has two different parts, the first one show a realistic take on Browne’s tailoring; whereas in the second part self-expression inundate the runway with conceptual garments.
The show presented as a Ted Talk where the first model (a giant teddy bear wearing the own brand) introduce the pieces of clothes to an audience of teddy bears. In it we can see through the runway how we can bring our authentic self and being accepted for it. In long run this type of decision can really pay off.
Some people wait a lifetime for a moment of creativity to occur and in this occasion the conceptual part of the fashion show is an encourage to let your ideas out for the world to see. The freeing shapes and clashing schoolhouse colors are all over this part, all of this densely layered and piled up on precarious heels. Messiness was not in the moodboard, this brand always provides a immaculate precision. Just remember one thing out of all the show: everything changes, but beauty remains.