May 07, 2018 | By Lizzy Bowring
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SECOND TO NUN
New York: Known for his theatrical presentations, Thom Browne did not disappoint with his first women’s collection. In a chapel-like reading room at the New York Public Library, Browne sent out models in full nun’s habits. One at a time, each girl approached two Browne-clad alter boys who removed their robes and wimples, revealing exquisitely tailored ensembles beneath. Plaid suiting separates borrowed from the shrunken proportions that this designer has established for menswear, but there were also couture-inspired egg-shapes for skirts and capes, and coats that were reminiscent of 50s Balenciaga. Although some of the more directional pieces felt a touch costumey, there were plenty of items that will easily translate to retail and lots to look forward to from this brilliant designer.
Color: Red-white-navy / Green / Shades of grey / Brown
Key Items: Plaid cropped pants / Rounded skirts / Midi skirts / Blazers / Striped cardigans / Capes
Materials: Plaid or grey flannel / Brushed wools / Bonded wool suitings / Vinyl / Textural yarns / Astrakhan / Fur
Details + Trim: Red-white-navy stripe trim / Red-white-navy grosgrain bows / Fur trim / Gold buttons
Accessories + Footwear: Striped ties / Fur collars / Black leather gloves / Structured leather bags / Black-heeled oxfords / Mary Janes with oxford details / Ribbed hosiery / Knit legwarmers
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