Thom Browne Fall 2019 - Runway Review
March 4, 2019
Stripped of all the usual theatrics, Thom Browne's fall show was a refreshing perspective on tailored, gender-bending sartorialism. Women rule! The designer's penchant for layered styles was on beautiful display right from the intro: bespectacled female models parading out in signature gray menswear suits under square car coats armed with stark black briefcases. Tiered at the cuff, they made for a dramatic, and chic, striped effect when shown together. But it didn't end there.
Despite the sober start, Browne's love of playful fashion was soon on full display. While there wasn't as much peacocking as in seasons past -- save for a monocle-like accessory hung down over each model's face -- the prep school chic collection was utterly fabulous. Masculine gray suits were morphed into a woman's wool coat with thick bands of fur at the hem; a three-piece checked suit was shown open to reveal a pleated schoolgirl skirt with white stripes. Much of the masculine-inspired collection featured innovative takes on work attire elevated from a preppy private school uniform.