Last night I was pretty darn pleased with myself. Because of my day job and its various perks, I was invited to the Thom Browne media presentation and reception inside The Room, Toronto’s answer to luxury ready-to-wear (a la Saks or Bergdorf Goodman). Located inside The Bay at the corner of Yonge and Queen, the high end boutique also hosts fashion events and exhibitions, like the recent one on the late, great style luminary Isabella Blow.
The evening was a celebration of Thom Browne’s design and textile career, as well as a presentation of his acclaimed SS15 collection. Despite the frigid and damp night, guests were quick to forget once we locked eyes with the lavishly dressed mannequins inside. The kaleidoscopic decor transported me to a world of stilt walkers, freshly manicured gardens, and literally every pastel colour of the rainbow. It was, honestly, quite easy to forget the appeal of monochrome once I started to take in the intricate details of each garment, all of them miraculous and joyful in their own way. I especially loved the jacket constructed from translucent chiffon pieces, and the clear raincoat with primary colour trims.
So sorry to say that once again I am wearing my satin culottes, an item that I’m practically living in these days and making the entire world endure with me. Paired with my raw-edged button down and vertiginous platforms, I felt delightfully wacky in my own way, albeit without much in the way of colour. My ladypal Karolyne also went with the monochrome look, but with a few more accessories, pairing a textured white leather top with cropped palazzo pants.
You can shop Thom Browne’s AW14 collection right now at The Room.
All images by me