Thom Browne Menswear: Spring 2020
by Joseph Benjamin
A brilliant and beguiling designer is on his way to being labeled an Icon in the fashion world. His name is Thom Browne. In today's world, fashion is just as compelling as art, hell it is art. And Browne is keeping us on our toes about it.
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.
Thom Browne is a timeless designer. His clothes are conceptual in way that seemly takes your breath away. Style and sophistication are at play here, ironically, this season radiated cool colored collection designed to highlight the more feminine aspect of a mans masculinity. This was ironic because Browne put a chill in the air, When James Whiteside, one of American Ballet Theatre’s principal dancers, who emerged palely powdered with ceruse and tricolor blue bee-stung lips, wearing a high-cut seersucker tutu. This is how Browne found a way to highlight femininity while paying homage to masculinity, by defying social norms and conceptional idea of clothing for men. Browne latest collection used sports as inspiration while highlighting feminisms.