If fashion has a rule book, then Thom Browne sliced it up and made a wearable tapestry … an avant-garde one! Thom Browne’s Ready-To-Wear Spring 2014 collection served the viewers a fashion pâté, but it was on no ordinary plate. It was a special blend that Morticia would just love!
The collection was fashion disobedience, artfully displayed and distinguishable by its mere intricate details. From the very distant to an enticingly magnified perspective, you’re full of intrigue with both eyebrows raised. And, if you’re already an admirer of Thom Browne, then you were eager to dissect the collection layer by layer, if only to appreciate the workmaster behind the line and quality of execution.
If the madhouse had a fashion show this is what it would look like—full of theatrical fantasy. The collection is not for the faint of heart, nor is it for the unimaginative. As a former costumer and fan of Browne’s work it was a collection that I immensely appreciated, but more for the detailed elements (see images below).
As always, Thom Browne gave you a show! There was much to talk about, from the materials used to the finishing look, even as outrageous as the beauty spell of smudged rouge lips and wraithlike styling (from the neck up) may have appeared to be.
His design aesthetic is clearly defined, and these were garments that seemed to already have a character in mind. Well, I'm not certain if Old Lady Grantham would approve, but I think Helen Bonham Carter would believe bits of Thom Browne’s collection to be very agreeable.
What do you think about Thom Browne’s spring 2014 womenswear collection?