Thom Browne invited fashion folk to stop and smell the roses this afternoon, with a show set that was straight out of the gardens of Versailles. Conjuring weird and wonderful landscapes is Browne’s strong suit; hence the flowers were a surrealist twist on the real thing, fashioned from classic seersucker cotton. There was a fountain cut from the same cloth in the middle of the runway with a particularly attention-grabbing water feature: its cheeky little cherub appeared to be taking a pee.
Still, when it comes to pure flights of fancy and exquisite handwork, Browne is hard to beat. In a season that was brimming with alternative bridal options, this collection had several compelling options. The finale dress worn by the gorgeous Alek Wek was a good example, furnished with a cascading bustled train that would look dreamy coming down the aisle.