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THOM BROWNE – PARIS FASHION WEEK SS12 MENSWEAR

Thom Browne SS12

For SS12 Thom Browne brought his tailored preparatory attire to a speakeasy. Long strands of Charleston pearls hung from the necks of Bright Young Things who also wore headbands. Fringing was layered flapper style upon a top, trousers and a rugby stripe scarf. Garters held up socks bringing a note of cabaret. Double breasted blazers some with sleeves, some without were part mafia gangster, part barbershop quartet. Long drop waist blazers placed an emphasis on lapels. Jackets were belted loosely like robes.

A windbreaker and cape were both given funnel necks. Sportswear aesthetics were seen more explicitly in the shape of a pvc bomber jacket with sharp padded shoulders and a baseball jacket. A cummerbund cinched a waist like a corset. Wide leg 3/4 length trousers were favoured although with slimline tapered pants getting a guest role.

The collection was a myriad of stripes – horizontal, vertical, diagonal. Skinny preppy ties and cravats added formality. Bucket hat lampshades and bowler hats drew you inside the nightclub where there was a definite Victor Victoria vibe. Umbrellas were used as props like staffs.

Images courtesy of Nowfashion.

Posted by: Susan Walsh

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