Thom Browne Branches Out Into Women’s Wear
This fall, modern men’s wear maven Thom Browne is finally branching out into the women’s market. The designer, who is most associated with slim-fitting tailoring and high-water trouser lengths, is looking to the ladies for his latest endeavor. Women’s Wear Daily points out, “Browne has tested these waters before, selling a capsule collection at Barneys New York for a couple of seasons in 2007 and 2008 [pictured here].” He also designs women’s wear via his ongoing collaboration with Brooks Brothers, a coed line called Black Fleece. But, when left to him own devices, how should ladies look in Brown’s eyes?
The line “is very focused on jackets and trousers and outerwear. I think it’s what people expect from me, very men’s-inspired women’s clothing,” Browne told WWD. “Gray flannel, navy cashmere. Good, all-American men’s wear influence, but fitting in a cool feminine way,” he added of the aesthetic. For female fans of Browne’s men’s wear, the line is likely to be a bona fide hit. As for Browne’s own personal wardrobe choice for this past CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund Awards ceremony, not everyone’s so supportive.