New York designer Thom Browne has produced 2 new pieces of footwear for us to marvel at as part of his spring/summer 2012 collection. In keeping with his seasonal theme of French 1920s cabaret, both pairs have eccentric qualities whilst still managing to stay the right side of stylish.
The Thom Browne SS12 Wingtip Brogues come in either grey suede or white leather uppers, with both styles featuring Browne’s patriotic trademark use of red, white and blue – portrayed through a coloured micro sole and signature heel pull. This combination of colour is dissimilar to last year’s classic muted black and brown palette, and perhaps edges these brogues nearer to street style rather than dress shoes.
I’m sure we’ll see a picture of the legendary Nick Wooster in these in the very near future.
Get your hands on a pair over at Okini.
The label Thom Browne came about in 2001 when he left his post as head designer at club Monaco, borrowed a considerable amount of money from relatives, turned his apartment into a studio and initially produced 5 of his now world renowned suits.
His unique tailoring style has been what separated him from the rest, daring to re-invent the classic 2 piece suit. His innovative designs featured shorter and tighter jackets paired with trousers pulled up high and grazing the ankles.
Despite some critics being less than convinced, he won the 2008 designer of year award. His bi-annual shows are now one of the most hotly anticipated within the industry and his latest at Paris fashion week did not shy away from causing a stir – dressing his models in cropped suits, giant American football pads and helmets and disturbing make up featuring uncharacteristic pastille shades of pink and green.
Thom Browne’s spring summer 2012 collection is now available at selected stores.