NEW YORK — Thom Browne told Fashion Institute of Technology students on Monday night to believe in themselves and focus on craftsmanship.
“The most important thing is just stay true to yourself and design things that show people who you are, as opposed to what you think they want to see,” said Browne, who creates collections for Brooks Brothers and Moncler in addition to his avant-garde signature line. “And take seriously how it’s made because things that are well made will always be attractive to people.”
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"