It never fails, twice a year designers produce fashion shows to show off their latest collections at New York Fashion Week. And twice a year I find myself anxiously waiting to see what designer Thom Browne has in store for his attendees.
Known for his extravagant creations, Browne never disappoints and his Spring Summer 2013 (women’s wear) collection was just as anomalous as his previous ones.
The location: New York’s Public Library. The inspiration: the work of German painter, choreographer and sculptor Oskar Schlemmer. The outcome: complete awesomeness.
The models’ makeup consisted of geisha like painted white faces, and the designs included everything from whale prints, structured dresses and seahorses in bejeweled appliques.
To top it all off, the models were transformed into human carrousels as they stood atop spinning disks allowing the crowd to get a full view of their theatrical accoutrements.
When asked about his approach in creating his show, Browne said he wanted to evoke Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadisches Ballet from 1922. I can’t say that I’m familiar with the latter, but I can say that Thom Browne will forever remain inimitable.