Thom Browne

Thom Browne at Paris Fashion Week AW19

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Thom BrowneInspired by what he described as the ‘Working Girl’, Thom Browne’s show this Paris Fashion Week AW19 fittingly took place at Beaux-Arts, France’s National School of Fine Arts. Browne filled the classic setting with stylish typewriters, reminiscent of the working girls of the 1950s. Encased in a frame built out of gloomy looking office blinds, Browne’s commentary on what it means to be female (and fashionable) in the working world shone throughout the collection.

Inspiration – The Gentle(wo)man

The looks are a “celebration of men’s tailored sensibility, for women,” said Thom. Throughout – we are reminded of what it means to be both strict and playful. The measured rules of tailoring worked hand in hand with the frivolity attached to the gorgeous accessories. The full wardrobe consisting of “Chesterfield coats, jackets, trousers are interpreted in inlays, intarsia, buillonembroidery, satin stitch embroidery on tweeds, checked tweeds, down filled tweeds, Shetland wools.”

The hair

For ghd Fashion Week Ambassador, Eugene Souleiman, insisted working with Thom Browne was a particularly delightful part of the Fashion Week calendar. Of the designer, Eugene says: “When working with Thom, you get a level of wit and an added ‘sense of humour’ to the collection. Everything we do is about creating a moment – trying to do things you’ve not seen before.”

To compliment Browne’s collection, Eugene drew his inspiration from the world of iconic men from history. From Montgomery Clift to Fred Perry, handsome remained the word of the day. These icons carry that dreamy, vulnerable but masculine sex appeal that truly secured them as icons of their time. Browne took his expertise of tailoring and applied it to the female world – in doing so, the chic hair has to be “groomed to perfection” – giving the impression of a fresh trip to the barber as opposed to an afternoon at the salon.

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