Amidst crashing waves that teasingly edge closer, characters in Thom Browne’s latest collection fix their gaze on the distant horizon, where their adversary, Moby Dick, lurks beneath the surface.
In Thom Browne’s Fall 2023 collection campaign, a troupe of characters caught up in a windswept adventure adorned in layered tailoring, set under the watchful presence of the lighthouse.
Balancing the somber undertones of the Moby Dick narrative, Thom Browne injects a touch of whimsy into the mix through humorous, nautical references in the form of hats shaped like ships, whale hats and bags, and sailing embroidered pieces.
The campaign’s color palette drives us across oceans through deep blues, ominous greys, inky blacks reminiscent of the night sky, and, naturally, the whites of Moby Dick.
Channeling the 19th-century flair through the seasonal checked Prince of Wales separates, double-faced melton outerwear, and oversized wool flannel down overcoats, the collection emulates the time period in which the novel took place.
An air of foreboding intensity permeates the atmosphere as campaign models weave a riveting narrative through their resolute, adventure-laden poses adorned in Thom Browne’s humorous take on a classic novel.