For Thom Browne, it was about what he could make from what already existed. On February 15th 2016, the designer showed his latest collection in a 19th century building where models walked through a sparse garden. The setting’s solemn vibe echoed the designer’s inspiration which focused on the idea that during The Great Depression women took it upon themselves to make something new from what they already owned. Browne capitalized on the concept of repurposed clothing through creative flair and perfect tailoring. With structured suiting and surrealist affects, the mix of textiles and prints bordered on exhausting, rather than edgy. The romanticism of making something old new again was clear, as were the classy women Browne hoped to emanate. While the show came across as too intricate and unwearable for ready-to-wear, it’s thought-provoking appeal is important to mention.