Providing us with his signature tailoring since 2004, luxury men’s and womenswear label Thom Browne is a regular on fashion month runways. Famed for their signature four stripes and eccentric fashion week shows, Thom Browne is another designer who excels in collaboration with other creatives, working with the likes of Moncler, Brooks Brothers, Barcelona FC and Supreme. From the people wearing the brand to magical runway shows, here’s a look into all things Thom Browne.
#1 What’s the brand with the four stripes?
Unlike other designers, Thom Browne doesn’t have an official logo. Instead the label is identified by its signature silhouettes and instantly recognised by the four white horizontal stripes featured in each collection, whether that be on a Thom Browne cardigan or shirt.
#2 Who is Thom Browne?
Thom started his career in the fashion world working as a tailor, a passion that’s translated into his future collections. He then went on to become a salesman for luxury fashion label Giorgio Armani and later a designer for Club Monaco. In 2004 he launched his first collection of ready-to-wear menswear, comprising of made to measure suits in classic navy and grey flannel, a theme that runs through his collections season after season.
Inspired by his father who wore suits to work every day and American mid-century preppy style, slim fitting and short trims are the signature Thom Browne design. In the same year, Thom partnered with the Brooks Brothers as part of a guest designer program and ventured into womenswear with his collection called Black Fleece. Achieving not only impressive collaborations with luxury designers, they have also been celebrated by the CFDA after winning the Menswear Designer of the Year Award three times.