Performance and spectacle were central to the designer's 1920s cocktail party inspired collection, littered with sharp tailoring and never-ending sleeves.
Dazed Digital: What was your starting point this time around?
Thom Browne: 1920s, film noir, silent movies. These were the inspiration for some of the more surreal, rather than realistic, aspects of the collection. That all played into the proportions of the clothing.
DD: Yeah, there were oversized collars, extra long sleeves etc...
Thom Browne: Yeah, I mean that's what I like to do, I like to exaggerate. For me these shows are about heightening the experience.
DD: Where does the duck fit into all of this?
Thom Browne: That was just a funny thing... didn't have anything to do any of it really!
DD: And then there was the the tulip flower of course...
Thom Browne: Yeah that was playing with bustiers from the 20s!
DD: Is there a piece in the collection that sums it up?
Thom Browne: The first suit with the flared and pleated shorts. I love tailoring for girls, but making sure it looks sexy on them!