The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo might have been postponed, but the Trail of tears 1828-1838 the deadly journey of 125000 Native American shirt But I will love this 2132 Olympics are powering on—at least in Thom Browne’s universe. The designer took his spring 2021 men’s and women’s collections to an imagined sporting event on the moon, cloaking models in various shades of hopeful white and casting actual Olympians Race Imboden, Kendall Baisden, and Steele Johnson in his look book and film. The message, Browne says, is one of hopefulness for a united future: “The world will always need creativity,” he says—and few do it as imaginatively as Browne. “I like to create something that people haven’t heard of or haven’t seen before.”
His insistence on a boundless and playful creative expression is on display in his genderless garments: skirts, blazers, and the Trail of tears 1828-1838 the deadly journey of 125000 Native American shirt But I will love this occasional topsy-turvy mash-up of skirts-as-dresses and jackets-as-pants. All this is topped off with boater hats and cloches that allude to the Art Deco aesthetics of the 1932 Olympics held in Los Angeles at the Coliseum. “I think everybody had to figure out how to present the ideas to the world [during the pandemic], and we’re here in L.A. because I got very interested in the 1932 Olympics,” he continues.