Thom Browne has been a staple figure of American fashion since launching his own label in 2001, after a short-lived acting career in Hollywood and a few design jobs at Armani and Ralph Lauren. Browne’s first collection of now-legendary suits arrived a time when casual dress was missing a ‘smart’ edge. Enter: super-fitted blazers that were daring yet wearable, with ankle-bearing pants that added a rebellious twist to classic cuts, effectively bringing suits out of the corporate and evening wear spaces and on to the streets.
The year 2011 was a game-changing one for the American designer. It was the year Browne launched his debut womens collection, as well as Thom Browne Eyewear, co-produced with eyewear manufacturer DITA. Much like Thom Browne’s fashion collections, Thom Browne Eyewear designs seamlessly integrate classic shapes and up-to-the-minute trends. And it seems that Thom Browne was destined for the bright lights of Hollywood after all - Thom Browne sunglasses and Thom Browne glasses are the accessories of choice of many of Hollywood’s big names including Pharrell Williams and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
The appeal of Thom Browne glasses is that they push the boundaries of what’s trending and yet are still completely wearable, with universal styles that suit just about any taste. Each pair of Thom Browne glasses is made of plastic or metal, and comes with customisable plastic lenses - offering enough flexibility to express your individuality. And if you’re shopping around for the perfect pair of sunglasses, Thom Browne sunglasses lenses come with 100% UV protection - perfect for the sunny Australian climate.