Leave it to ThomBrowne to bring some much required sunlight to an extremely rainy ParisianSunday As it put down outside, within, Browne had actually produced a winter season wonderland worthwhile of Narnia, total with snowy evergreen and wood doors causing no place.
The reveal opened with a parade of fantastical animals on stacked heels, in Browne’s signature red, white and blue color design. Leading the actual pack was a fanciful giraffe, who had numerous hypothesizing by end of program that it was Browne himself. (Somewhat disappointingly, it was not.)
Then, 2 by 2 they emerged, males coupled with females in similar attire, primarily in greyscale and all with Browne’s distinct funny bone. Adding to his “Hector” dog-shaped bag was a whole ark’s worth of animals, from ostriches and seals to bunnies and snakes. (As the latter emerged to liquidate the runway, the soundtrack changed from a tranquil variation of “Here Comes the Sun” to Britney Spears’s “Slave 4 U,” which was among the very best music hints I’ve experienced in years.) Layered in with the quirkier pieces– trompe l’oeil sports jackets and coats cut into capes, for instance– were components Browne does best, like charming navy outerwear covered into mountain scenes or sharp, preppy tweed and wool sports jackets.
At completion of the program, Browne’s circus evacuated and left town, leaving a smiling audience behind. We had actually been invited into his world for 10 minutes, and although we would have liked to remain a bit longer, it was charming to have actually gone to.
See all the appearances from Thom Browne’s Fall 2020 collection in the gallery listed below.