Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Although Thom Browne has a happy knack of creating an extraordinary performance, he always manages to infuse his masterful tailoring skills in to the drama. This Spring 2015 was no exception. The scene was set in a scented, box-hedged lawn surrounded by quintessential summer pursuits and so ensued the procession of exquisitely cut silhouettes. Browne employed master milliner Stephen Jones to artfully create ‘headgear’ to complement each outfit. Patterning came in the way of embroidered flowers, psychedelic floral motifs and appliques. Classic cuts in traditional materials, such as a 3-piece cropped men’s suit, tweed jackets, skirts, and topcoats worn over full skirts, were treated to floral embellishments – some – deconstructed. This was Thom Browne at his sartorial best. – Lizzy Bowring
Silhouette: Tailored / Full skirted
Key items: Cocktail dresses / Tweed jackets / Topcoats / Full skirts / Fur coat / 3-piece suiting / Cropped and cuffed trousers / Pleated skirt and dresses
Colour: Grey / Psychedelic color mix / Green / Butter yellow
Print & Pattern: Psychedelic floral motif / Abstract floral applique / Prince of Wales checks / Stylized embroidered pansies / Gerber daisies
Materials & knits: Leather / Tweed / Feathers / Menswear suitings / Transparent plastics / Colored binding
Footwear: Ankle strapped heels
Accessories: Artful hats / Totes
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