Thursday, 12 March 2015

His Name Is Mr Browne

Shirt - Topman, Roll Neck - H&M, Trousers - All Saints, Braces - Topman, Bag - Cambridge Satchel Company, Shoes - Topman

This week in work has been really interesting, and super busy, because I had the priviledge of setting up, and going to, the Thom Browne book signing event in the flagship Joseph Store. Thom has written a childrens book called 'And All The Sisters Followed', which is being sold to raise money for charity. It's actually a beautifully illustrated book referencing the spring/summer 15 collection, with a lovely story about 6 sisters and what they like to wear on different days of the week. It is a fantastic collectors piece for any Thom Browne fan and I urge you all to go and buy it. For the event I wanted to channel a Thom Browne-esque look. I wore my drop crotch All Saints trousers, because they have the signature Thom Browne cropped leg, and look really good when paired with braces - which give that 'English Gentleman' feel to the look. On top I wore a black roll neck, layered under a Prince of Wales print shirt - another Thom Browne signature. I kept my accessories clean but quirky, following on with the whole gent with a twist feel. I used my Cambridge satchel as a clutch, and wore my fringed cut-out shoes. The set up was tiring, but well worth it. We worked late into the night on Tuesday to get the store ready, as we had both a window and in-store moment to install. Everything surrounding the installation referenced the creative of the fashion show. The window was lined with fake grass, and has a brightly colored floral backdrop, with mannequins stood on marble plinths. In-store this continues with rails and mannequins stood on a fake grass rug. The event was great fun, not only being able to meet and talk to Thom Browne himself (a lovely gentleman and absolute silver fox), but also spot the likes of Giles Deacon, Todd Lynn and Stephen Jones - the man who created the phenomenal hats for the collection. You can see a few photos of the window and installation I took before the event below, and if you're in the Fulham area, please pop in and buy a book for a very good cause.

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