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Saks and Thom Browne collaborate on limited-edition capsule


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Thom Browne has crafted an exclusive collection for Saks Fifth Avenue, borrowing from his catalogue and re-creating them in new fabrics and colours
April 4, 2024/13.31






Courtesy Thom Browne
 
Saks and Thom Browne have collaborated on an exclusive, limited-edition capsule collection for the retailer, available on Saks.com and selected Saks Fifth Avenue stores, including Beverly Hills, Boston, Greenwich and New York.

The collection, inspired by the spirit of California, blending it with east coast sophistication, comprises ready-to-wear, shoes and handbags, as well as a new French ribbon tweed, handcrafted in France by ACT3, that was especially developed for it.

The designs were picked from the Thom Browne archive and re-created to capture the Californian spirit.

Uniform tailoring, polo shirts, cropped varsity jackets, miniskirts feature, along with the Mrs Thom handbag, the Hector baguette handbag, and pebble-grain brogue heels. The custom tweed has 13 yarns, including lace, chiffon and tulle ribbons, woven together.

Browne himself hosted a launch event in Los Angeles and took over Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills with visual installations and special in-store offerings that will remain till April 22. The secret garden-themed display builds on Browne’s spring–summer 2020 men’s show in Paris, with seersucker-covered mannequins, 18th-century architecture-inspired columns, and a replica of the statue from the show.

In-store shoppers can create their own version of the Hector dachshund bag and other animal handbag styles, including the elephant, lion and zebra.

Thom Browne said, ‘The capsule collection and installations I created for Saks are truly perfect for the new Saks Fifth Avenue store in Beverly Hills. They represent pieces of my world—some new, some old—mixed with the aspiration of old-school Hollywood that Saks Fifth Avenue has brought back to life with their new location. Their approach to storytelling and product is truly unique and I couldn’t think of a better place to help bring these ideas to life.’

‘Saks inspires our customers through fashion and experiences they can’t find anywhere else from the most sought-after names in luxury. Thom Browne is one of the most creative minds in fashion, and he has revolutionized the industry with his incredible talent and distinctive take on tailoring. As the leading name in luxury fashion in North America, we are honoured to partner with an iconic American designer like Thom Browne to bring this special collection and experience exclusively to Saks customers,’ said Saks chief merchandising officer Tracy Margolies.
 





Brandon Shigeta


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