Thom Browne Actor’s Studio
Thom Browne loves movies, and even dared a few tentatives in front of the camera when he first started in Los Angeles. Unsatisfied by his attempts, he searched for another path that might a strong creative outlet. His debuts with Giorgio Armani and Club Monaco, a Polo Ralph Lauren brand, eventually led him to lead the creative team. In 2003, launching his first collection, Thom Browne unleashed unto unsuspecting audiences a phantasmagoric, powerful and mysterious cinematic universe, halfway between cult movies like Corpse Bride and his beloved classical B&W 1930s films.
Browne likes costumes like a taylor would. He thrives on the cut, the line, the details. Yet, he also knows how to follow his whims and dreams, infusing his work with inspiration brought from his travels, and with Japanese touches. His unmistakable signature is the severely short leg of any pants under his name, way above the ankle.
Today, in-between collections, he collaborates with several name brands, including Moncler Gamme Bleue. And even sometimes to curate contemporary installations throughout the world. At the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum for example, where he offers a variation of the one he did in Paris in 2015, adding 50 mirrors handpicked amongst the museum’s collection.