It’s hard to believe that Thom Browne didn’t study to become a fashion designer. Born in Pennsylvania, Thom Browne attended the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, where he studied business and economics. By chance, he found himself in the fashion industry after moving to New York in 1997 - where he moved to pursue acting. Browne began 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 label, and in 2003, he opened his made-to-measure store in New York. 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 recognised for his womenswear after US first lady Michelle Obama wore one of his designs to the 2013 presidential inauguration.
Unveiling the Unique Blend of Thom Browne's Aesthetic & DITA Eyewear's Craftsmanship
His first endeavour into eyewear started in 2011 when he collaborated with DITA Eyewear. Thom, as well as Dita co-founders Jeff Solorio and John Junipers, shares a passion for perfection, high-quality materials and innovative craftsmanship. Their eyewear partnership continues to this day. The Thom Browne Sunglasses 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.