It’s hard to believe Thom Browne didn’t actually study to be a fashion designer. Born in Pennsylvania, Thom Browne attended the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, where he studied business and economics and by chance, he found himself in the fashion industry after moving to New York in 1997 where he had moved to pursue acting. He started working in Giorgio Armani’s showroom and during this time he was discovered by Ralph Lauren, who hired him as a designer after seeing one of Thom’s signature suits. In 2001, he left to start his own label and in 2003 he opened his made-to-measure store in New York, then just three years later he presented at New York Fashion Week. In 2007, he began a collaboration with Brooks Brothers and the following year was named designer of the year by GQ. In 2013, the CFDA awarded Browne its Menswear Designer of the Year Award and he was famed for revolutionising men's tailoring. Later he became widely recognized for his womenswear after U.S. first lady Michelle Obama wore one of his designs to the 2013 presidential inauguration.
His first endeavour into eyewear started in 2011 when he collaborated with DITA Eyewear, Thom along with Dita co-founders Jeff Solorio and John Junipers share a passion for perfection, high-quality materials and innovative craftsmanship, and their partnership continues to this day. The Thom Browne eyewear collection boasts simplistic pieces manufactured with the finest materials and extraordinary craftsmanship, to create elegance and refinement across every frame. Comprised of metal and high-quality acetate, each frame is crafted in Japan and expertly-finished with the signature Thom Browne tricolour tips. Combining both classic styles with modern and sleek adaptations, this eyewear collection captures a timeless style with a taste for high-end luxury.
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