Thursday, September 29, 2016

#NYFW: DISTORTED REALITY IN THOM BROWNE SS2017


THOM BROWNE SS2017 is a wonderland of contradictions, and surprises.
Inspired by the fun, poolside parties of the 60's and 70's, the color palette and pattern choices are bright,  psychedelic, and wild. 
However, the models themselves,  are rather reserved, unemotional, and robotic, completely contradicting the "fun" pool party vibe. 

THE ROBES

The show starts by the models coming out in brightly colored robes, hair caps and handbags. 
They then quickly reveal an entirely different collection beneath their robes.

 SUITS MUTATION

Thom Browne who is famous for his tailored suits, has mutated the concept into a modern wet suit. Playing around with dimensions he has mimicked the impression of a 2 dimensional outfit while confusing the eye as it is worn by a 3 dimensional model. 

The models then unzip their dresses to reveal the final surprise.

PATRIOTIC SWIMWEAR

The finale consists of models undressing and then sitting "poolside" in rather patriotic swimwear. 
Could this entire collection of "fun" pool party vibes be masking some political thoughts? 

LADY LIBERTY?

Throughout the show, there was one model who was elegantly dressed in a subdued silver gown, resembling the Statue of Liberty and reminding me of a costume Elton John once wore.
Could she be the reference to the Statue of Liberty?
As an icon of freedom and  the welcoming site to past immigrants, the Statue of Liberty signifies many important American symbols. Such references would mean a hidden deeper meaning to this entire collection.

Just my thoughts,

xo,
Maya



2 comments:

  1. I'm so thankful for this blog post I was looking for reviews since I heard how chaotic this show was. I love the brightly color shade lipstick and how they had audiences at their feet.I do which the show was consistent and not all over the place but I agree with you I believe is a huge message to the times of now and the political movement.
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    1. Hello Melody,
      Thank you for your kind comment. keep in touch.

      xo,
      Maya

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