×
82
Fashion Jobs
PUMA
Executive, Marketing
Permanent · Hong Kong
SHISEIDO
Senior Manager, Supply Chain Management
Permanent · Hong Kong
SHISEIDO
Manager - Marketing, Shiseido Fragrance Division And dg Beauty
Permanent · Hong Kong
AESOP
Regional Training & Performance Manager
Permanent · Hong Kong
AESOP
Assistant Marketing Manager, Brand Partnership
Permanent · Hong Kong
AESOP
Regional Customer And Store Experience Manager
Permanent · Hong Kong
AESOP
Retail Consultant | Hong Kong And Macau
Permanent · Central
SHISEIDO
Contract Accounting Officer, Finance And Accounts
Permanent · Hong Kong
SHISEIDO
Manager - Business Planning, Ipsa
Permanent · Hong Kong
SHISEIDO
Manager - Ecommerce & CRM, Nars
Permanent · Hong Kong
PUMA
Executive, Key Account - Partner Store
Permanent · Hong Kong
SHISEIDO
Accountant - Financial Planning & Analysis, Finance And Accounts
Permanent · Hong Kong
SHISEIDO
Assistant Manager/Senior Officer - Demand Planning, Ipsa
Permanent · Hong Kong
PUMA
Coordinator Sample Accessories
Permanent · Hong Kong
SHISEIDO
Assistant Manager - Inventory Planning, Supply Chain Management
Permanent · Hong Kong
PUMA
Developer Apparel
Permanent · Hong Kong
GUSTO LUXE (FORMERLY REUTER COMMUNICATIONS)
PR Intern
Internship · 香港
PUMA
Intern Projects & Analytics
Internship · Hong Kong
PUMA
Assistant Manager Business Process Solutions
Permanent · Hong Kong
PUMA
Assistant Accountant
Permanent · Hong Kong
AESOP
Regional fp&a Analyst, Asia
Permanent · Hong Kong
AESOP
Office Coordinator
Permanent · Hong Kong
Published
Mar 1, 2020
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Thom Browne: The wonderful world of WASPs

Published
Mar 1, 2020

This season Thom Browne devoted himself to a genre he truly adores, the WASPs, and their most traditional sub-culture, the preppies.
 

Thom Browne - Fall-Winter 2020 - Womenswear - Paris - © PixelFormula


Rarely has this designer’s love of classic prep school style been so evident than in this Fall/Winter 2020-21 collection, staged on a miserably wet Sunday afternoon in Paris.
 
His set, on the other hand, was more conventionally Thom Browne – a winter birch wood doused in fake snow, where the master of ceremonies was a lanky model in hyper platforms and a ringmaster coat piped in the same club tie colors as his kilt.

Gesturing energetically, he conducted out the cast – 33 couples all told, wearing identical outfits – a proper first in fashion, which is rare. And, though Thom didn’t break that much new ground in terms of technique, his atelier has rarely been in such good form.
 
Models wore assemblage compositions of trench coat, classic jacket, kilt, business suit and blazer, often in a single look. Exaggerated shoulders, dropped lapels, micro-jackets contrasted with grandiose white ties. And there were all sorts of embellishments – bouillon, crystal embroideries and grosgrain ribbon trim.
 
Mannish gals and ladylike gents – every one of them carrying a grain leather handbag. Talk about a Noah’s Ark of bags, each in the shape of a different animal – tortoise, hippopotamus, Shetland pony, cobra, rooster, terrier, elephant, dachshund and black sheep among many others.
 
Everything was made in gray, navy, black and white with dashes of repp ties, Prince of Wales check and elegiac intarsia. In a word, America’s most important contemporary tailor was working his favorite theme – the gray flannel suit and the hidden fantasies and perversities of uptight New England.


Thom Browne - Fall-Winter 2020 - Womenswear - Paris - © PixelFormula

 
Nearly 20 years ago, Browne opened up a tiny tailoring store in the West Village of New York. Today he retails in over 300 leading department stores and specialty boutiques worldwide. His is a triumph of skill, energy, talent and, above all, a tenacious attachment to his own naughty WASPy vision.
 
No wonder they gave Browne a rousing ovation at the finale – he deserved every clap.

Copyright © 2022 FashionNetwork.com All rights reserved.