Published by Phaidon on the 20th anniversary of the iconic label, the first-ever book on Thom Browne is just as striking as his designs. Since 2003, the award-winning American designer has revolutionized the world of traditional tailoring with his imaginative takes on the classic suit. Now, Browne’s work is immortalized in a monograph celebrating his indisputable impact on the fashion industry.
Text by creative director Andrew Bolton, the Wendy Yu curator in charge at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, complements over 200 looks, including never-before-seen archival images of Browne’s compelling runway shows as well as freshly commissioned photographs of his collections by Johnny Dufort.
The book’s design merges Browne’s distinct creative vision with Dutch graphic designer Irma Boom’s experimental style in more than 400 pages of stunning imagery. Featuring delicate vellum paper to separate curated albums of past runway shows, as well as over 40 gatefolds to highlight Browne’s attention to detail in select looks, the structure of the book shows as much of the beloved designer’s ingenuity as the images within.
As Thom Browne has become a staple in unique, elegant luxury fashion for his alternative yet meticulous approach to design, it’s no surprise that Browne’s first venture into the realm of literature shows the same innovative spirit and commitment to quality in every detail.