Thom Browne, the Chairman of the CFDA, showcased his latest collection at the Shed in New York Fashion Week. With a full house and a breathtaking set, the designer once again proved why he’s a master of storytelling through fashion. The theme of the show was inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s novella “The Little Prince,” which highlights the idea that children see the world differently than adults.
The runway was filled with a mix of characters from the book, including the Little Prince, a pilot, and various planets representing negative aspects of society. The models walked in elegant intarsia’d silk dresses, strict tailoring, and deconstructed suits, with the Little Prince and an angel leading a procession of couples at the end.
The show was a testament to Browne’s creative genius and his ability to bring an imaginative story to life through fashion. The designer’s use of lavish bouclé tweeds, his signature gray suiting, and his experimentation with kilt-like midi-dresses for all genders were the highlights of the show.
In a fashion industry that’s often associated with irony and superficiality, Browne’s show was a breath of fresh air. With its 35-minute duration and its sincere love story, the designer reminded the audience that fashion is not just about commerce but about creativity and imagination.
With his latest collection, Thom Browne continues to push the boundaries of fashion and gender, saying that he no longer sees men and women, but “just one beautiful world.” The Little Prince would be proud!
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