Sep 06, 2018 | By Lizzy Bowring
A FEAST FOR THE EYES
Paris: Thom Browne is never one to shy away from a production, and for F/W 11 he held a literal feast of epic proportions at the Salon Impériale of the Westin hotel. Inspired by Thomas Jefferson during the five years he spent in 18th Century Paris, the 20 minute spectacular found 42 models seated at a grand table complete with decadent place settings. Models wore cableknit earflap hats (that suggested grey wigs), argyle or plaid breeches and checked cutaways. While the styling and dramatic approach may be a bit over-the-top each season, Browne’s penchant for taking boyish, all-American classics and redefining them for a new era always comes out on top.
Color: Grey / Navy / Maroon / Yellow / Red
Key Items: Cropped navy blazer / Bermuda shorts / Tailored overcoats / Shrunken suit / Argyle sweater / Cutaway jackets / Frock coats
Materials: Corduroy / Wool flannel / Cashmere / Mohair / Shearling
Details + Trim: Vented jackets buttoned in the back / Double-layered jackets / Pieced construction on outerwear / Mixing of patterns / High gorge for blazers and jackets / Raised waistlines
Accessories + Footwear: Flannel bowler hats / Wool cable knit scarves / Round, wire-rim “tea” glasses / Cableknit hats and “snoods” / Doctor cases / Chunky ankle boots
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