What goes on inside of Thom Browne's head?
The designer has one of the wildest imaginations in the industry—he never seems to run out of out-of-this-world ideas and influences for his collections and his shows. It's quite impressive.
For spring 2017, he treated editors and buyers and "influencers" to this visual feast: A Slim Aarons pool-scape in a non-terrifying upside down.
A place where bathing beauties with zinc-y white and blue lipstick disrobe with the help of cat-people and parrot people to reveal trompe l'oeil Lilly Pulitzer-esque print dresses that looked like a suit or a cardigan over a shirt and a pencil skirt.
And then the lights go down and the model dressed like a disco dog begins to spin.
The models shed yet another layer to reveal classic striped bikinis and recline, in perfect Esther Williams-style formation, along the side of the pool to give the audience one last shot at another perfect Instagram.
This story was originally published on ELLE.com.
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