>> Thom Browne announced earlier this year that he's making an official foray into womenswear: “I want to develop it the same way men’s developed — small at first, and evolving slowly.” Which means that his Spring 2011 collection — the first full pictures of which have just surfaced — debuted under the radar, save for the closeups Tommy Ton posted at the beginning of the month.
The collection is just as Browne promised: “It’s very focused on jackets and trousers and outerwear. I think it’s what people expect from me, very men’s-inspired women’s clothing. Gray flannel, navy cashmere. Good, all-American men’s wear influence, but fitting in a cool feminine way. I want it to be very understandable. Personally, when I see it on the girls I think it looks so good. I like the idea of men’s tailoring on girls. It’s very strong and sexy in a nonovert way.”
Browne's plan is to have his womenswear become "a fully developed collection . . . in the next couple seasons.” And he's already got a full runway show planned during New York Fashion Week in February for Fall 2011.