Sumary of Thom Browne tells emerging designers that creativity is their most valuable asset:
- Speaking with Peter Arnold, Executive Director of Fashion Scholarship Fund, the designer advises fashion’s next generation to do it on their own terms.
- While mentors are invaluable, and one of Browne’s is former boss Ralph Lauren, it’s too easy to rely on how careers have been formed in the past and how others have achieved success.
- Browne’s clarity of vision, his out-of-the-box thinking, his must-see runway spectacles make him a role model of creativity within the US fashion industry.
- But he didn’t study fashion, instead swimming competitively at school, before studying Economics and Japanese, eventually becoming a struggling creative in LA.
- His first foray into fashion was the result of needing a job and hearing there was a vacancy at Giorgio Armani.