Earlier this week the CFDA Fashion Awards, the annual Oscars of fashion, honored the best in the schmata biz for the past year. One of the big winners was Thom Browne, who picked up the The Menswear Designer of the Year Award wearing a leg-baring two-piece black short suit.
It was the second win for Browne, who says his inspirations include Steve McQueen (circa The Thomas Crown Affair) and John F. Kennedy (his senator years); The first was in 2006. Browne’s menswear has a strong base in fine tailoring but with playful edge. Check for yourself: his nautical spring/summer collection (below) is now available in his Tribeca flagship store and better retailers nationwide.
Hailing from New York as well, Public School nabbed the Swarovski Award for Menswear, which honors emerging talent. PS designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne mix tailored goods with streetwear (below) for a look that’s casual but dressy enough to pull off at the office. Well, our office anyway.
So if you want to get some award-winning duds this season, pull out your credit card and get to shopping!