Even death is something chic for Thom Browne. The mourning, which began with the men's show in January continued in a runway procession of black. The drama that is a Thom Browne show was in the "new" elements he introduced - newness to Thom Browne that is. Short dresses, cleavage and (for me at least) the most shocking was the last look which featured a cropped jacket exposing the model's midriff! Is Thom Browne attempting to reach a younger audience?
You know that for Browne detailing is everything. No one handles it with more refinement and abundance than Browne. This time around the detailing features were also youthful like in his use of zippers. Many zippers running along dresses and coats making them more modern and less Victorian. One of my favorite details, other than the spectacular headwear, was in how he treated frayed edges and hems. It was beautiful and rich in texture making the edges more of a decorative feature and less than a deconstructed element.