Designer Thom Browne made his name with the most provocative men’s shows in New York but this summer, after years of consideration, he is relocating the runway to Paris. The move is the most dramatic development since Browne sold a majority share of his company to Japan’s Cross Company in December. He continues his high-profile partnerships with Brooks Brothers and Moncler, and recently began a much quieter collaboration with Baccarat.
Here, Browne talks with WWD about the shift to the City of Light, his new owners and his collaborations.
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