For his spring/summer 2018 collection, Thom Browne put a (really big) spin on his dear tailoring by creating unexpected volumes, in the form of padded bodysuits that gave the models a distorted image. Heads were confined in see-through bubbles or were painted with an iridescent sheen. References to the sea were present in the jackets which had patterns of sparkly seashells, navy blue anchors, horizontal stripes and also in the plancton-like wool strands. Extremely padded cocoon jackets enveloped the models, heads barely peeking through, and skirts were slit at the top of the thighs which gave an illusion of inhumane length.
It’s a fact, Thom Browne loves to experiment with volumes and shapes, and this time he really pushed it to its paroxysm. The show ended on a dreamy note with a huge white unicorn held by two male models. Magic.
Photos by Elise Toidé for Crash.