There’s always at least one collection at any fashion week that pushes the edge of creativity in its presentation. At New York Fashion Week that prize most definitely is awarded to Thom Browne. His show begins in what I thought was a grannie brigade. Models in gray wigs and hair nets made their way down the runway in clothing so fine you would think it was couture.
It was an opening certainly unpredictable and interesting…not to mention playfully ironic as the industry is a culture highlighting youthful models, so to make them up as older was a wise pun.
But the fun didn’t stop there. Just when you become settled, the unsettling comes along.
Models contorted their way into the spotlight wearing eery make up that jolted your senses awake. It was a presentation so mesmerizing you were torn between the clothes and the manner of the models who so perfectly fell into character.
I always love a man who embraces weird and enjoy things a little bit demented. So, I was pretty much game for this all the way. But whether spooky models are your thing are not, there is no denying that these are very beautiful clothes that are a well crafted blend of imagination and tradition. Several pieces also remind me of the Queen of Hearts, envisioning Tim Burton’s recent adaptation. This whole show all together seems very Tim Burton-esque.
Thank you Thom Browne for being gutsy and being both genius and bizarre. You’ve put together a collection and presentation that are haunting to the core, in the very best way possible.
What do you think of this collection and the models? Yay or may?