by Stephen Garner

Thom Browne premiered a new short film this weekend featuring the designer’s newest spring/summer 2022 menswear collection as part of Paris Fashion Week Men’s.

The film, called “Looking Forward to Tomorrow,” depicts the comfortable loneliness of a marathon runner in training. Set in the expansive flatlands of northern New Mexico, the film follows a runner as he prepares to compete against the current world record-holder. He wakes at dawn and trains until dusk, day after day.

As he trains on the open roads and rests each night in his open-frame house, the runner is alone but never lonely. When event day arrives, his world becomes a new adventure. He and his fellow competitors celebrate the event day and compete as animated versions of Thom Browne’s drawings.

In his signature colors, the runner moves through the city and finally into the stadium. His fortitude and commitment to training lead him across the finish line, out of the stadium, and ultimately back home, where he is alone but not lonely.

Watch the full short film below.