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New York…Thom Browne

At Exit Art, Thom Browne created a grass tennis court for a runway, a soundtrack of tennis balls being hit and even a scoreboard. Of the wearable garments, tennis shorts and knitwear stood out. The palette was mainly tennis white with touches of dark blue and red. A racket logo pattern, boyish knee socks and headbands reminiscent of the days of Borg and McEnroe (styled on the head and arms) resurfaced throughout. Along with some tutus, directional pieces included some sporty skorts, both long and short. Will skorts, skirts and sarongs take off in the mainstream areas of the high-end men’s market? Stranger things have happened. Browne’s famous shrunken silhouette is quite commonplace these days. Something we probably won’t be seeing a lot of was the final exit, a bridal outfit with a tulle skirt under a tailored waistcoat in place of a bodice.

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