Once again, the maestro of high drama on the runway, Thom Browne unveiled a … what to call it? Point of view, let’s say, that was part performance piece, part fashion collection. Walking into the space, we were greeted with the strong smell of incense, along with burning candles, glowing crosses, and row upon row of church pews. “Nuns are fun,” we were told was the inspiration. And while there weren’t any literal nuns that we could see, there was a succession of dramatic, beautiful, provocative looks that clearly took inspiration from the vestments and habits of Christian religious orders, as well as the pageantry and pomp of the church. All without being remotely literal. A beautiful, haunting, sometimes even melancholy show and collection that are likely to be the most memorable one of the season.
[Photo Credit: IMAXtree]