Longtime menswear designer Thom Browne, he of the ankle-revealing cropped trousers, quietly debuted his first women's items for Fall 2010, but now he's going all-out with the endeavor. WWD reports that the designer recently announced the presentation of a full-fledged collection at New York's Fall 2011 Fashion Week this February.
Given the popularity for menswear-inspired apparel for women this season, Browne's decision to tread into women's dressing seems a rather appropriately-timed one. Renowned for his anything-but-traditional men's suiting—shorts, skirts and all—Browne has always been one to turn the notion of fussy and staid tailoring on its head. The designer indicated to WWD his women's offerings would represent an organic outgrowth from his established men's aesthetic: "There's no disconnect—and it all starts with a tailored point of view."