Thom Browne founded his eponymous label in 2001, with his first ready-to-wear collection debuting in 2004. From a small, appointment-only store, Thom Browne has become an iconic modern brand. Browne is said to have originally been inspired by his father, who wore a suit everyday. The brand expanded into womenswear in 2014, and in 2018 announced the label as being incorporated by the Ermenegildo Zegna Group.
Celebrated for their innovative and playful designs, notably their cropped silhouettes in suits, Thom Brown certainly goes against the tide. The brand is known for its contemporary outlook on tailoring, adding twists to conventions. Thom Browne suits offer tradition in woolen navy and grey, as well as brazen excitement in prints, contrasting panelling and framed hems. Providing creative outlooks on formal pieces is refreshing. Four horizontal lines on the sleeves; or red, white and blue stripes will be found on Thom Browne pieces, making their designs instantly recognisable. Casual t-shirts and polos with a uniquely preppy feel, as well as shirt dresses and structured trousers for women cater to every occasion.
Subversive and intriguing, Thom Browne also creates bags, fragrance and accessories, as well as a new children’s line. These childrenswear pieces provide the basics, reminiscent of a school uniform with shirts, cardigans, and brogues. Whimsical and charming, the collection is smart yet fun, in-keeping with the Thom Browne signature style.
Thom Browne has collaborated with many brands throughout the years, such as Moncler in 2009. This saw the creation of the Moncler Gamme Bleu menswear collection of outerwear and clothing. Thom Browne later teamed up with Supreme to produce a line of oxford shirts.
With stores across the world in cities such as Miami, London, Seoul and Milan, the Thom Browne website can also be used for purchases. Selfridges, Matches Fashion and Farfetch stock Thom Browne designs.