Thom Browne Menswear spring 2014
What’s fashion without some surprises? Thom Browne Menswear for spring 2014 collection leaves a big lasting impression. This New York-based designer was obviously transfixed by military uniforms, colors and silhouettes this season. Shown in a military school, Browne’s models look like walking toy soldiers reminiscent of The Nutcracker ballet. With bright red lipstick adorning their lips and heeled loafers on their feet, triple takes need to be taken to see that these models are, in fact, men under all that flounce. Attention-grabbing and incomparable to other lines, this set is not only unique, its tailoring is positively impeccable- which keeps us smiling.
There’s a hodgepodge of different historical uniforms highlighted in this collection. Most like they were pulled from Napoleon wartime up until modern day. Cuts are slim at the waist, looking undoubtedly feminine. Gray, deep blue, blood red, and black coats are paired with white bottoms in cropped and long variations. Look a little closer, and you’ll see that petticoats also made a fresh appearance. Jane Austen-era high fashion has been resurrected here. Some long coats are sleeveless with pouffy bottoms that resemble vintage ball gowns. Anchor print is an obvious nod to the navy, while florals are delicate with a bite. Imagine a military switching over to these uniforms…they’d be the most fashionable army to ever live.
White gloves and black boots tie everything together. Peaked caps are standard armed forces staples, but they look brand new here. Even military-centric jodphurs have a twist with dangling cords. A long black coat resembles Darth Vader’s classic uniform, still looking crazy good. Cut and designed to complete perfection, Browne’s left us speechless. Calling all adventurous fashionistos! Be the most daring you’ve ever been. fdmLOVES THOM BROWNE Menswear spring 2014 selects by Brigitte Segura, written by Allison Ripa
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