by Susanna Lau .

Cocktail Hour
Susanna Lau's view of New York S/S 2012

I wanted to almost kiss Thom Browne after his presentation which was long but well worth the time to see a very elegant bygone soiree play out. His models play the roles of hostess, guests and tableaux characters well whilst showcasing Browne's madcap way with piling on the layers, all struck with his signature tricolore palette and detailing. How does a string of rubber ducks look elegant? When paired with a raised shoulder cocoon cape of course that hugged the body from knees up. There's something a little bit intentionally sinister about the whole set-up where ladies appear to have their necks disappearing into silhouettes. From a positive perspective, perhaps it's a nod to those fabulous ladies that grace blogs like Advanced Style.