BACKSTAGE AT THOM BROWNE MENSWEAR SPRING-SUMMER 2016 PARIS
By Crash redaction
You can always trust Thom Browne to put on a show. Yesterday at the Paris Event Center, the American designer set the bar even higher with a Japanese-inspired show that was very much like a true artistic performance. The set was transformed in an authentic Japanese pavilion surrounded by a wheat field where the models – their faces painted in white and their lips black – were posing “attached” onto bamboo structures and covered with beautifully embellished kimonos and hats. The show started with four men geishas opening the doors of the central “box”. As they evolved around the décor, they each went towards the bamboo “scarecrows” and, one after the other, freed them from their kimonos, unveiling sharp tailored suits embroidered with Japanese-inspired motifs. On the sound of singing birds, the show had this sense of serenity and it was difficult not to feel the emotion.
Photo credits: Elise Toïdé for Crash