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Ugh, I wore that exact same thing to the Thom Browne fashion show. It was SO AWKWARD. I wanted to DIE.
What scares me most about this is that some of this will eventually trickle down to the teen age crowd and someday my soon-to-be-born child will be saying the same thing unironically.
If you really wanted to die you could have just put on the mask inside out.
Brooks Brothers will simply do anything to attract a younger clientele these days.
Wait a minute . . . what’s that you say? He *does* design for Brooks Brothers? Well, I’ll just take that as proof of my impeccable eye for hideous embroidered animal patterns on no-iron khakis.
I’m too sexy for your nightmares
I know that the outrageous runway looks are supposed to be exaggerations of a real ready to wear line. Usually I can kind of see the influences that are going to be ready to wear… either shoulder pads, or skinny jeans, or whatever that are the inspirations.
I have no effing clue how this translates to wearable clothing for men.
His ready to wear is still weird, but very diluted from what he shows on the runway. It’s very expensive and not for every man.
Obviously it’s for the discerning early football fashion fetishist with a dash of sensory deprivation. You know, for extra fun.
Maybe the spike help him feel his way around the padded cell.
Isn’t it obvious?? This season, it’s alllll about the potholders!
The look is totally missing refrigerator magnets and cheese cloth. I disappointed.
At least he remembered a furry little merkin. Pulls the whole outfit together, I say.
Yay, someone gets it.
But eh, I wouldn’t know how x translates to y either since I doubt I’ve heard of this guy until now.
It’s the ‘Munster’ Collection, a homage to Herman!
The funny thing about this collection is that it isn’t any more bizarre than anything else he’s done. Last year he had a full sit-down dinner for a fashion show where some models brought out turkeys on platters. For his women’s collection, he first sent them all out dressed like deranged nuns.
One of my personal favorites:
To be fair, the construction on all of his pieces is impeccable. And his actual stuff, the stuff that sells in Brooks Brothers and the like, is gorgeous and I want all of it. But he sure knows how to put on a good RTW show…
I have no problem with anyone who has beautiful construction. Frankly, fashion shows are so boring, I applaud Thom Browne for having the balls to laugh at himself and show what he does.
Ain’t that the truth. I always look forward to his last piece in every show.
Also, he’s pretty fine:
I’d do him.
He’s almost Anderson Cooper fine.
Agreed, but I’d be a little intimidated by the army of mandroids on the right there. I have this mental image of all of them turning their heads in unison to stare.
Usually it’s gay men who design really fugly things for women to wear. If he designs things that fugly for men, he must be straight.
I know I can’t possibly be the only one who saw this:
Day-um, he reminds me of Anderson Cooper and Henry Rollins.
Yes, yes he is.
And I love how he’s standing there, staring at you, as if to say, “Well? Get on with it. It’s not going to suck itself.”
I believe you meant to say WTF, not RTW.
Oh, please! White taffeta with black dress shoes? What’s next, crushed velvet and Crocs?
It’s good to hear the construction is impeccable — it means you can wear this stuff Halloween after Halloween after Halloween with very little wear!
Oh, to be a fly on the wall when this designer goes to see his shrink. *shudder*
If I was in this show, I’d be SO grateful to be one of the ones wearing a mask. And is that a merkin poking out of the first one’s pants?
Yup, he used merkins in various colors of fur. No clue if the drapes matched the carpet though…
I knew I should’ve opened my Merkin Emporium. True story, my friends and I made ads and everything.
Were you going to call it Merkins’R'Us ? Please let it be so.
I vote for the name: THE FLUFFY BUSH
Merkin your mind up
It’s not too late, check this horror story out. Fox and Feather Merkins.
I just stuff a chicken down my pants. EZ PZ
I think it’s a “kilt”.
I think he raided a school girl’s uniforms…
I think it’s a dish towel.
I think it’s ridiculous!
Do you suppose the models just let their minds wander rather than concentrating on what the clothes look like? I like to think that at least one of them is possibly performing complex calculus equations as he struts the catwalk. Anything to keep his mind off some of the outrageous things he has to wear.
Or maybe, a la Homer Simpson, he just runs a film in his head of dancing cows and other farm animals, circa 1930s.
They’re probably thinking… for $250/hour I’ll wear anything.
I love a good crop top on a man!
Just hope it doesn’t trickle down to the paunchy, pasty guys.
What are you talking about! It’d be hilarious if it trickles down to the paunchy pasty guys! Let’s hope for next Summer…
If Tim Burton made a film of Popeye I reckon Alice the Goon would look like this (not so much the first picture).
great minds…at the same time
Am i the only one reminded of Alice the Goon from Popeye?
I’m reminded of her every time I see Jennifer fucking Aniston.
Clearly, somebody hasn’t gotten over his School Days…
This shit is actually pretty epic.
How many people immediately thought of Pinhead from Hellbender or whatever that series is called?
DAMN, was trying to remember the name of it when you posted…
Someone posted that photo and made a pinhead joke yesterday in the comments for the corset.
I swear that’s what I thought it was in the thumbnail! Which scarred me for life because thinking of Pinhead in a puppy print takes the scary/sexy right out of it.
Shit! Thank you for correcting my awful memory!
Fashion by Fester from the Adam’s House! Inspired by the classic lines and silhouettes of Frankenstein, PinHead,Jason, and Freddie Kruger. For those time when “I want to rape your fashion ideals and or closet” just doesn’t say it bold enough, the Fashion by Fester collection is for you!
(this is my first attempt at posting a picture)
AH! Great minds! I thought it was slightly more evocative of Lurch at times, no?
true- but I was having a brain fart and couldn’t quite remember it. And now I wish I had mentioned that you wouldn’t want any cheap knockoffs from the Munsters… the quality truly is sub-par. oh well
The Munster’s George Barris cars were fucking EPIC though.
No Rob Zombie songs for Adams Family cars.
This dog showing geek kinda likes the dog jacket. Does it come in Dachshund?
Did you notice the spikes at the shoulders?
Might be handy if someone was crowding you in the ring..
Full contact dog shows!! Love it!!
Can’t wait to tell my fashionisto roomie that he FINALLY has the go-ahead to rock the “LURCH from The Addams Family” look he has so long repressed!
Beauty knows no pain.
I am so confused.
I’m trying to determine the fetish here, is it for giant shoulders, or tiny heads?
Can’t both be true?
And “why does it have to be just one” is usually my line. Thanks.
I think it’s the latter, because who doesn’t like a little head?
Hellraiser needs office wear too.
I’m 6ft4″ and am happy that finally someone is finally making clothes big enough for me. Where do I get me some in Melbourne? I’d wear most of that, in winter. I especially think those plaid gloves are hot.
Earth to fashion industry, can you hear me fashion industry?
what the hell is this?! futuristic wear for the chic laboratory hunchback? this is like if dr. frankenstein opened a boutique in wonderland with the guy from hellraiser.
Fashion? Art? Mardi Gras?
Not enough sequins for Mardi Gras.
I was thinking this was couture for the well-heeled young mutant but hunchback laboratory chic for the stylish Igor about town works too.
It’s like watching a silent movie…while on acid. There’s something sort of 1910s-1920s twisted about it. Maybe like being in a cabaret in Weimar-era Berlin, after having a glass too many of absinthe. (In my case, about three.)
Not saying it’s bad or that I hate it…it’s just, well, weird.
Ever see the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari?
You don’t need to be on acid when the filmmakers are on it for you.
LOVE that movie
It’s definitely a trip
See Caligari? REPEATEDLY. My video collection includes that, DR. MABUSE DER SPEILER, NOSFERATU, WARNING SHADOWS, Paul Leni’s WAXWORKS, two versions of THE STUDENT OF PRAGUE, Feuillade’s JUDEX, FANTOMAS, and LES VAMPIRES, and Dreyer’s VAMPYR. My next place will be done up as an expressionist nightmare.
Be my new best friend??
As a Regretsian who is also one of Tom and Lorenzo’s Bitter Kittens, I would be remiss if I didn’t point out the equally scary/hiddy collection of Walter Van Beirendonck (yes that’s the ACTUAL name):
How exciting! Personally, I’m one of their unborn fawns.
I love it. Especially the middle one on the top, with the chain details and the black mask.
There’s something about the juxtaposition of masks and bow ties that’s mildly titillating and scary as fuck here.
TLo’s Bitter Kittens, represent!
OK, I’m going to try to channel The Duchess here:
“It looks like a Burberry hooker ran a Roto-Tiller through her closet!”
Nice! But I’m going to have to deduct Duchess points because you didn’t work “disco” in there somewhere.
Augh! The shame!
Also, wow, those spiky noseblades on the Van Beirendonck models are like some cray-cray couture moustaches.
Don’t be a drag, just be…whatever the hell this is.
I fucking love this. Until today, I’d never heard of the dude, and now I think I’m a fan.
I’ve never seen so many depressed models in my life.
Do they usually look chipper?
The women always look cranky and hungry.
Showed this to my husband– Promised he’ll never bitch about the shit I make him wear anymore.. Score!!!
That is most definitely some scroll down fug. I was like, “yeah mask but dog print is fun and I like the detailing on the vest and suspenders are WTFMURKIN!!?!?”
Another Go Fug Yourself fan?? I love that site!
There’s just nothing fashionable about High Fashion.
I think this guy would totes clean up at the Steampunk Awards.
I’m on the fence with this…
If he’s trying to be snobberama “I’m just so fashion designer I love me” avant-garde, then this designer is a total ass.
However, if he does this just because it amuses him and thinks everyone is in on the joke and he laughs at those people who think he is trying to be “I’m just so fashion designer I love me” avant-garde, then he’s just picked up a HUGE fan in me!
In short: if this guy is serious, I hate this.
If he’s not, then he’s comedic genius!
I just wonder if designers piss their pants laughing on a regular basis. Maybe something like “OH MY GOD, I can’t WAIT to see some asshole trying to recreate this look in public!!”
I’m just glad I don’t have to sit through fashion shows for a living or something. I’d get thrown out for laughing like an idiot the whole time.
And nowhere NEAR Blue Steel.
We have a winner!
Oh lawd I just love Addams/Munster Family Couture. I’d be all over that like royal flies on a haute façion curly cue of Thom Browne’s excrement. Getting creepy never looked so creepy.
Quite something. (I wish I knew what though.)
I’ll wait for the knockoffs to arrive at Kmart.
I never get to go into Kmart. They just leave me with a handful of coins and put me on the electric pony.
I’ve had similar experiences at Kmart.
At least they left you with coins…I had to jump up and down to get the pony to move. (Cheap parents.)
That first picture looks like what a mustached man going down feels like.
Is it just me or do they, by and large, look like (original Adam West version) Batman villains?
When did David Byrne start a line of clothing?
Is the girl Morticia or Wednesday?
Tish, mon cherie.
not nearly enough thumbs
Ye-ess! That’s EXACTLY what I need to stop my cat from pissing in the toaster. Hallelujah
Can’t sleep, clothes’ll eat me. Can’t sleep clothes’ll eat me.
*rocks back and forth in the fetal position*
I didn’t know fashion is supposed to make you look so…lumpy.
Hmm I never knew they did photo shoots at the casting calls for Batman.
They look pretty good as Arkham Inmates.
Yes, the original pinhead certainly wasn’t metro at all. I don’t know about all of you, but I’ve certainly seen a great many loggers and truckers in white makeup and puff-sleeved leather dresses.
Oh man…. this is inspiring me to make something happen in my creativity: A horror film in which all the villains are Etsy Hipsters. They can be inspired in how to kill by ‘the resourcefulness of poor people,’ talk down to one another (‘I just killed another folk singer, you’ve probably never heard of her’), and delete any ‘negativity’ from the internet. Meanwhile, a ‘certain store’ is going around stealing signs and putting them on doormats…
Then they can be hunted by a group of Fat Jealous Loser Slags led by HKApril!
You could get a Towel Mike and Dancing Dror cameo as eye candy for the male-interested!
Possible tagline: ‘Serial Killers You’ve Probably Never Heard of.’
[Girl awakens with FAB Pinhead]
‘I’m going to cut out your skeleton!’
‘Then I’m going to upcycle your bones into a 3d vagina, perfect for any living room! I’ll sell it on Etsy for $15000 and delete any negative remarks I get!’
‘No… wait, what?’
‘But first, I’m going to show you technique for painting out of my ass! I used to use paintbrushes made from human hair but then I was inspired by poor people who can’t kill for their own hair and have to use their assholes!’
‘Then, before I kill you, I’m going to make you sit for five hours while I explain every bit of how I became a great artist by annoying yogis while they tried to meditate!’
‘NOOOOOOO! KILL ME NOW!’
It’s like Edward Gorey got ahold of a LOT of whimiscal upholstery
looks like Mr. Browne spends way too much time on Second Life. they’ve been selling this crap for years!
I had spikes on my clothes in the late 80′s/early 90′s.
So I guess it’s time for the comeback.
Only now do I think of:
I’m to sexy for your dream, too sexy for your dream
So sexy you’ll scream!
Thanks for that one,beer. Where were you while I was at work?
These are the hottest fuzzies I’ve ever seen. Is it wrong that I’m aroused and creeped out at the same time? Yes, I am horribly tanked right now.
Mm, Clockwork Orangey…
I will say all kinds, when I have time.
Now I go to sew shirts.
For the gimp who has everything.
I just love how the spiky hood thing on the first guy has a teeny little hole for the tip of his nose. Which looks like a butt.
Then there’s Henrik Vibskov. Much less weird and with skants!
Looks like someone raided Herman Munsters wardrobe from “Munster go home”.
It seems that my previous post was lost.
Just after, you know how the garment production process takes place?
What the designer does and what he omitted.
One thing is that the high level of cat walk in is not very often in production models, but the prototypes.
Another thing is, who has directed fashion shows?
They are not intended for the consumer, but rather a professional buyer, and the press.
My training has been on what changes the designer’s drawings to the finished garment.
This has been implemented, what the designer is drawn, probably more emphasis on one of the first options.
And what has it achieved.
And it is the basic thing.
Anyone who has a creative field of work, or wants to prosper, to understand one of the most important thing.
If you are unable to do things in a different way, to go home to die.
Here the designer has done something right.
He has done something differently.
And what he has received.
But what happens then?
I can not explain
The funny thing is…
Yes, this is clearly art, and in a way, beautiful.
But how does the person parading these poor boytoys about make money doing this? I wouldn’t expect to see these outfits anywhere: not in the campiest movie, not the fetishiest porno, not the most avant-garde party in all of France. I mean, these are just so far beyond unwearable at any possible event that I don’t really know what he’s showcasing here.
Maybe people pay for tickets to get in to see them, like circus freaks…? That would actually make sense.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. There are no words.
I sincerely do not understand how no one is laughing in these pictures.
Well, at least now I know what Crispin Glover has been up to…
What am I even looking at???
Post-apocalypse style BEFORE the apocalypse?! Way to get a jump on it Mr. Browne! I don’t think zombies will pay top dollar for haute couture though. Maybe should have thought that one out more…
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