THOM BROWNE S/S 2017
SARTORIAL WATER WORLD
To the opening notes of “Jaws,” Thom Browne unleashed a collection that took its cue from the shark world starting off with a model wearing the predator’s mask clad in an extra-large wet suit circling around a desert island. Boxy shapes, the bigger the better, ruled in the beginning, followed by a more sartorial riff that included fitted cropped or elongated jackets with either long or short sleeves, at times trimmed with printed contrasting borders or lavishly embroidered. They were worn over Browne’s signature cropped pants and Bermuda shorts. Throughout, the designer worked a palette of pristine white offset by exotic splashes of lime, sunshine yellow, papaya, red, baby pink and sky blue. Colorful hibiscus printed swimwear added the final touch to this surfer boy eager to brave the ocean.