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Paris Collections | Thom Browne S/S16

Thom Browne stuns with Geisha-inspired robes and Japanese woodblock-print suits.

Sean McIntyreby Sean McIntyre

Year after year, Thom Browne successfully captures audience’s attention with unique and inspiring collections. His spring summer collection this year paid homage to male style evolving outside its “restricted” boundaries.

Using four models dressed in Geisha attire, the collection immediately argued for expanding the norms. This traditional dress was paired with oxfords and loosely tied ties. The robes were integrated flawlessly within his Japanese-themed show.

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Adhering to his style of cropped high waist pants and suits, Browne presented patterns that looked like ink drawings. Scenic pictures with mountaintops, wildlife roaming through the countryside, and floral designs gave a sense of tranquility.

The collection was cohesive with its use of grays and blues. All of the models wore wooden sandals, rounded sunglasses, and white powdered faces. There was no need for a pop of color  the designs spoke for themselves, and added to the larger conversation on the future of menswear itself. 

Header image: Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho (Getty) / Slideshow images: Style.com.