Jan 20, 2014

Thom Browne AW2014

Many designers focused on sportswear this season, but Thom Browne...

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Many designers focused on sportswear this season, but Thom Browne presented his take on Rugby two years ago already. So the designer chose a topic that a lot of people can relate to these days – a consciousness for nature. Thom isn’t a designer who features his ideas only in a subtle way – his inspirations are quite literal and most of the time very loud.

This season they came in form of headpieces that reassemble animal heads like the ones of an elephant, bear or rabbit. Those looks were completed with his classic suiting game, featuring plenty of classic menswear patterns. Until this point everyone wondered where the edgy boundary pushing looks were. They came in form of extreme – almost cartoonish – silhouettes and proportions on which he approached a re-imagination of baroque patterns to crete a classy form of camouflage. Leafs painted on the faces made the picture complete.

The fascinating thing about Thom Brownes designs is that he is able to create edgy, boundary pushing and never seen before looks every season – but he still remains a strict aesthetic that make his collections impossible not to recognise.

 

Photography by Paul Mouginot for Purple Diary

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