I don't post very often about current womenswear collections. I do like fashion, am often frustrated by it, and by no means do I follow it closely. But this collection by Thom Browne (for Pre-Fall 2015) caught my eye. It is based on the concept of the uniform, and apparently that's something I like (see my somewhat confused love for the Fall 2013 Jil Sander collection, here). After wearing a Catholic grade school uniform as a child, and rebelling against it ever since, I'm unsure why the concept appeals to me so much. One thing is certain, though: the mix of patterns/prints and textures here gives the collection an eclectic feel and really makes the simple shapes used seem less like a uniform.
What else I know I love is the menswear tailoring (and ties!), the short trousers, the coats, and the interesting layers. Oh, and the accessories--big bags, oxfords, sleek ankle boots, and fun socks.
You can look at the full collection here at WWD.com.