Thom Browne Explains What Makes A Personal Uniform So Powerful

by MR Magazine Staff

Thom Browne is the kind of designer who, at this point, requires no introduction. But just in case you’re not up on your history, here’s a quick primer. He’s the man who reinvented the suit for the modern age by shrinking the proportions and making the gray flannel two-piece suddenly feel rebellious, not conformist. His runway shows are a spectacle of imagination and exquisite craftsmanship. And just last week, he was honored with the Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion by the Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. With more than a decade and a half at the helm of his own company under his belt—no small feat in today’s fashion world—Browne has become a fixture of American fashion. We caught up with him at Lincoln Center, where he received his most recent award, to talk about everything from the impact of fast fashion to why he thinks people should have more on their minds than what they’re going to wear each morning. Read more at Esquire.