Thom Browne staged this year’s show at his New York store on Hudson Street. Talking about his spring collection, referencing it as “mermaids in war paint”, Browne explained that the this season “was an evolution. It was showing a lot of different shapes for [him].” It’s true that Browne’s latest collection showcases a wide variety of silhouettes, but it is at the cost of his signature suit. Almost absent, Browne instead focused his intentions on cuts and prints that are largely inaccessible. For a designer who was rumored to be having financial problems that are likely attributed to his eccentric designs, only later to deny it, then said to have a diffusion line, only to squash it as an inaccurate report, Browne is ballsy. There is just no other way to put it. Going against the grain, Browne paints a picture of effeminate cuts, bold colors, cropped bell bottoms, skirts, sequined frills and polka dots in abundance. We might not understand Browne’s crazy world, but there is no denying that he is a visionary.