Something Extra | Friday
When designer Thom Browne left New York Fashion Week four years ago to start showing his label in Paris, it left a hole in the New York calendar. No designer tells stories with his clothes in the same way, creating fashion shows that are more like elaborate theatrical productions. Never content to simply ply his wares on a regular runway, Browne has long created complex, mystical universes, often evoking past centuries. Returning to New York this season – albeit only temporarily – he stayed true to this tradition, mounting a show that told the story of a grand old house, a magical garden and statues coming to life.