Thom Browne’s Panniers Dare You to Try to Get Close

Katherine Azbill

Thom Browne seasonally proves to be a flight of fancy and for Spring 2020 the American designer exaggerated hip panniers for a silhouette invoking the French Revolution. The surreal collection took seersucker college prep, mixed in American Nautica and floated garments away from the body as an antonym to skintight. The first four looks were set on teetering, dolphin contraptions that were an enigma to walk in with a childlike, pastel color palette (maybe that explains Maggie Maurer and her baby carriage) bringing familiarity to the uncanny. With a runway selection by Alexandra Sandberg, models Alek Wek, Tami Williams, Anna Cleveland, Jay Wright and Hyun Seo took on Marie Antoinette references with grace, aided with beauty looks by Eugene Souleiman and Mark Carrasquillo.

All photos by Eva al Desnudo for

Milena Ioanna

Hyun Seo

Ksenia Korshunova

Adot Gak

Ayak Veronica Bior

Natalia Trnkova

Jay Wright

Katherine Azbill

Tami Williams

Ziwei Cao

Vika Reza

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