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Thom Browne’s Fall/Winter 2016 menswear show in Paris imagined what it’d look like if a set if wealthy dandies had worn the same outfit every day since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Their garments were riddled with holes, practically falling apart at the seams.

Browne’s FW16 womenswear show in New York mirrored that of his men’s. Except, instead of wearing their clothes to death, the designer’s women had resorted to ingenious lengths to keep up appearances. That meant a Frankenstein-like approach to tailoring that repurposed clothing from other garments – coats were mismatched together, while skirts were constructed from jackets and ties were used as impromptu fascinators. It must’ve been a staggering feat of tailoring to piece these garments together.

Overall, yet another show-stopping performance from Thom Browne. He may have built an empire on grey suits, but his grandiose gestures serve as a stunning reminder that this is still one of the tailoring world’s most impressive names. The sausage dog-shaped bags were a nice touch, too.

For more from NYFW, check out our recent street style report from the fashion capital.

  • Photos: Business of Fashion
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