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Designer Thom Browne Brings Insanity to New York Fashion Week


Designer Thom Browne is no stranger to weird, gothic fashion collections. Fall 2013 used oversized, structural shapes that looked like they could have stepped out of a Tim Burton movie. Fall 2012 Menswear featured spiked tweed gimp masks that could have come off Cenobites. So it should come as no surprise that, for Spring 2014, Browne took inspiration from insanity. Set in his own "asylum" and taking inspiration from American Horror Story: Asylum, Elizabethan costumes, and Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight, Browne's models strutted in voluminous shapes cut with rubber and latex. What starts out prim and proper quickly devolves into deeper levels of madness.

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