On Wednesday, January 10th, 2018, at 7:30pm, Thom Browne joins Fern Mallis at the 92Y in New York City for the first Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis interview of 2018!
Widely seen as one of the most influential designers of the past decade, Thom Browne’s innovations in tailoring have had dramatic impacts on both men’s and women’s fashions.
Browne began his business in 2001 with five suits and a small by-appointment-only shop and subsequently introduced his first men’s ready-to-wear collection in 2003 and women’s collection in 2011. He has been honored with the CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Award in 2006, 2013 and 2016, the GQ Designer of the Year in 2008 as well as the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in 2012. His traditionally based hand-made suits have evolved into collections recognized by museums around the world including the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The design innovator sits down with Fern Mallis to discuss his unique approach to design and what the future holds.
Thom Browne’s innovations in tailoring have been widely recognized as positively impacting the paradigm of men’s and women’s fashion and have placed him at the vanguard of the global design scene. His aesthetic and conceptual presentations have garnered Browne worldwide recognition and have led to successful collaborations with Brooks Brothers and Moncler Gamme Bleu. Browne began his business with five suits and a small by-appointment-only shop in 2001 and subsequently introduced his first men’s ready-to-wear collection in 2003 and women’s collection in 2011. He has been honored with the CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Award in 2006, 2013 and 2016, the GQ Designer of the Year in 2008 as well as the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in 2012. His designs can be found at over 250 leading department stores and specialty boutiques worldwide as well as nineteen directly operated shops in New York City, London, Milan, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing and Seoul.
About Fern Mallis
The award-winning creator and organizer of Fashion Week in New York and cities across the globe, Fern Mallis has been an industry game changer in the world of fashion and design for more than 35 years. A former senior vice president of IMG Fashion and executive director of CFDA, she is the author of Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis, published by Rizzoli, which features no-holds-barred interviews, combined with never-before-seen personal photographs from interviewees such as Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Betsey Johnson, Polly Mellen, Bruce Weber and more. She is currently the president of her own leading international fashion and design consultancy, Fern Mallis LLC.