After several years spent heading up the creative department at Club Monaco, Thom Browne launched his eponymous label in New York in 2003. Browne shows his menswear collections in Paris and his women’s RTW offerings in New York, and both shows are always highly anticipated on account of their highly conceptual and resolutely extravagant nature. The American designer is widely recognised as having created a ‘new’ silhouette in men’s tailoring, and the same can be said of his masterful womenswear tailoring. He is also the deserving winner of many awards, including the CFDA’s ‘Menswear Designer of the Year’ and ‘Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award’ prizes. Thom Browne: one of the most exciting designers of modern times, well worth investing in.