Thom Browne Accessories

New York based designer Thom Browne first opened his doors in 2001, specializing in made-to measure suiting, and quickly made a name for himself with his distinctive style and fit. Perhaps best known for making shrunken suits with exposed ankles and wrists, he has since carried the same experimentation with proportion and fit into his ready-to-wear collection, which debuted in the spring of 2004.

A simulated barn-raising set the tone for Browne's Fall/Winter 2013 collection presentation, with the "builders" clad in his signature grey flannel suits, and models donning square brimmed, Amish-style hats down the runway. Squares and rectangles were the dominant silhouette shapes, with boxy, oversized cuts and long coats with sharp shoulders creating a look reminiscent of a futuristic Mennonite society. As usual, these themes are expertly pared down for the ready-to-wear versions, keeping all the key characteristics while still maintaining excellent wearability.