Thom Browne Shows A Star Studded Display Of New Tartan Collection 

Showing at New York Fashion Week and a celebrity filled after party, the collection pays homage to the brand’s heritage. 

On February 15, Thom Browne released a sneak peak to the Fall/Winter 2022 collection. A portfolio full of images show the brand’s iconic navy and gray check tartan splattered across all objects. First debuted on the 2006 New York Fashion Week runway, this tartan has been an integral fabric for Browne’s overall aesthetic. 

Listed on the Tartan Registry of Scotland, Browne’s tartan was originally made from wool twill. The wool was produced by Lochcarron of Scotland, a tartan house that dates back to the 1800s. Now, Browne has expanded his tartan to include fabrics such as cashmere, British wool heritage tweeds, French ribbon tweeds, and Japanese school uniform twills. 

For his latest collection, Browne imagines the family tartan through his creation of womenswear, menswear, and childrenswear. The portfolio of images show the gray and navy tartan used as wallpaper,  furniture fabric, clothing, and even a plush toy dog. The parents sport tartan skirts, shirts, socks, and even shoes. The child sports a similar look, wearing a blazer, shirt, shorts, and what appears to be his dad’s dress shoes. The look plays into the twisted American prep look that the brand has become known for. 

The entire collection plays with different versions of constructed canvas tailoring and unconstructed soft tailoring. Browne shows the expansion of the tartan textile through using in cashmere for socks, canvas for shoes, and in a variety of other materials for the outerwear collection. It shows Browne’s “continuing interest in working with traditional fabrications to create new timeless silhouettes and collections.”

As part of the collection debut, Browne hosted a New York Fashion Week dinner party to show off the pieces. Attended by Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud,  and others, the group showed off the tartan pieces at the tartan themed dinner. 

This new look on heritage fabrics is only the beginning of the new collection. The brand will explore heritage fabrics in new light at the runway show in New York City this April.


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