Thom Browne has unveiled an autumn ready-to-wear collection for men and women inspired by children's toys and boundless optimism.
The show began with Brown's "Adult" line, which featured the designer's serious work, building on the hallmarks of his 20-year heritage: tailored plaid coats with silk piping, layered, sexless suits in herringbone fabrics, stylish ties.
The second act of Brown's show was the display of a line dedicated to toys. Here the designer presented whimsical concept models reminiscent of toy boxes, devils in a snuffbox, small wooden cubes and cars. The highlights of the collection are a nutcracker dress, XXL patchwork jackets, tennis ball dresses, and a quilted Rubik's Cube patchwork jacket. Each look was completed with hints of childhood nostalgia: clown-inspired makeup, quirky ponytails, knitted hats, playful platform shoes and toy bags. The idea of the show was the search for the true "I".
“New Yorkers, get to know yourself,” said the couturier in the finale. “Adults come to the show to find the right toy, but the right toy is their real self.