A brilliant and beguiling designer is on his way to being labeled an Icon in the fashion world. In today's world, fashion is just as compelling as art; hell it is art. We have Picasso and Da Vinci of the fashion world, however, I have a strong feeling Thom is going to be among them.
Continue reading for a little information on the brilliant designer!
Following an attempt at acting in, (wow who knew) Los Angeles, Browne moved to New York City in 1997 for a job as a salesman in Giorgio Armani’s showroom. Browne was picked up by Club Monaco, a brand of the Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, to lead its creative development team. He worked with the US-American fashion designer Ralph Lauren. Browne spent several years at Club Monaco leading its design department before launching his label
On September 8, 2006, Brooks Brothers announced its partnership with Browne as part of a guest designer program to create and distribute a 50-piece men and women’s high-end collection, Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers. Claudio Del Vecchio, Chairman, and CEO of Brooks Brothers said "Thom Browne's brilliant eye, his ability to foreshadow the market and offer a special look will bring a new dimension to Brooks Brothers.
Here's a beautifully written article by the lovely Maya Singer, who happens to be one of my fav fashion writers. She certainly believes Thoms Browne will be soon be labeled one of the greats of our time.
Thom Browne can seem, at times, a clinical designer. His clothes are so thoroughly conceptual that they may come across as cool to the touch. Ironically, this season radiated warmth. That was ironic because Browne put a chill in the air at his catwalk show this evening, making his set look like a frozen-over lake, and sending the models out on platforms—treacherous ones, it must be said—that mocked the look of ice skate blades. The heat was generated, though, by the craft in this collection. If you want to feel Thom Browne—to comprehend what makes him tick—you must attend to the care he’s put into his clothes. This collection had so much care it felt unusually intimate.
Browne’s latest outing was all about fabrics, really. Eschewing any dresses at all, he sent out a wide variety of suit-inspired ensembles that derived their occasionally extraordinary charm from the materials Browne developed to make them. These ranged from a material constructed from looped thread to iterations on an intarsia theme to quilted fabrics that showed off the puffer expertise Browne has attained during his tenure at Moncler Gamme Bleu. The most unique of Browne’s textiles were the patchwork argyles and fabrics made from sewn-together ribbon; these worked against the uniformity of his tailored looks with their suggestion of delicacy or volatility, or both.
It was that tension that accounted for this collection’s uncharacteristic heat.
It must also be noted that, for all its many flourishes, this lineup boasted a large number of pieces that could appeal beyond the natural Thom Browne fan base. The natty jackets in their idiosyncratic fabrications, the fur-trimmed outerwear, the cropped trousers cut broader than Browne’s won't, the accessible puffer jackets—all of these had broad appeal. The show’s penguin theme was a tougher sell. But it nevertheless felt personal to Browne, in a good way. A dapper little bird indeed, the penguin is surely Browne’s spirit animal. In many ways this season, Browne seemed to be saying, “This is me.”