NEW YORK – Thom Browne is having a really good week. On the heels of this week’s announcement of Ermenegildo Zegna Group’s acquisition of an 85 percent stake in Browne’s brand, as reported in WWD, Barneys New York and the designer are partnering on an in-store experiential concept, launching Sept. 5 in the lead-up to New York Fashion Week.
Browne may have decamped to Paris for his runway shows but he considers himself a U.S.- based designer. What’s next on the menu? He’s bringing more flavor to the city in the form of “the Thom Browne burger.” With a special sauce developed by Barney’s Downtown executive chef Jennifer Wasnesky, the burger will sell at Fred’s at Barneys Downtown.
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“As long as [companies] are peopled by humans, there’s always that opportunity [for authenticity.] When that doesn’t happen, it’ll hurt your [brand],” he says. “We’re human beings. Human meaning flesh, being meaning spirit. As long as we have that, there is the opportunity for growth and elevation.” — Pharrell Williams, WWD Original.
The Paris men’s calendar just gained another heavy hitter: Celine will stage a show in January, mere months after creative director Hedi Slimane launched its men’s wear division during a coed show on Sept. 28. 📸: @thekateowen
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