Menswear: Thom Browne…and his little soldiers!

Thom Browne chose to go with a military theme for his menswear show this season, concluding in an absolutely eccentric presentation.

Text: Sophia Karagianni


With men’s fashion week getting closer and closer, let’s take a look at Thom Browne’s latest collection. This season the American designer sent his models down The École Militaire in Paris runways with lips painted, cheeks rouged, mirrored glasses and heeled loafers, giving his own interpretation to the military theme.

“I love uniforms and this has been on my mind for a while,” he said. Indeed, that was what we saw in the show. Taking inspiration from historical uniforms, from Napoleon to the Red Army, the designer presented tailored outerwear with traditionally feminine silhouettes, which all fitted perfect on his little soldiers.

Tailored military jackets with cut-off sleeves and stiff, fitted shorts, semi-relaxed pleated trousers and several smart shirt options mostly in white, red and blue colour reign on the catwalks and transform the models in toy soldiers. For accessories, the militaristic theme was further embraced with military visor hats, metal accents, white gloves and laced-detailing socks.

The end of the show was highlighted by a truly avant garde evening piece with a model waving a white flag as, All You Need Is Love by The Beatles plays in the background…and message delivered!



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