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Thom Browne, Design’s Designer

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Congratulations to Thom Browne (pictured), who was honored in the Fashion Design category at this year’s National Design Awards. Accepting the nod at a ceremony on the west side of Manhattan last night, Browne graciously thanked both Miki Higasa, his longtime publicist, and Rocco Ciccarelli, the Queens-based tailor with whom he worked to develop his famously shrunken silhouette. In a roomful of designers in fields ranging from graphics to landscape architecture, Browne added his own two cents to the form-versus-function debate, happily admitting that—in his inventive runway presentations at least—he often favors provocation over wearability. When Product Design winner Scott Wilson subsequently collected his own award in a sharp Browne tuxedo, it suggested the fashion designer has both bases covered.

Photo: Will Ragozzino/BFAnyc.com

Match Set

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Bijoux pros Scott Wilson and Ligia Dias—who designed accessories under Karl Lagerfeld and Alber Elbaz, respectively—along with Florian Jewelry collaborated with ballerina (and chicster) outfitter Repetto on a shoes-meet-jewels project hitting a few cool stores. The jewelers gussied up Repetto’s classic flats and created complementary necklaces to go with. The pieces are sold separately, so feel free to mix and match; if you happen to be in Paris this weekend, you can snatch up the set at Colette starting Sunday.

Repetto, Ligia Dias ballerinas, $633, necklace, $278. Available at www.colette.fr.

Photo: Courtesy of Repetto

paris fashion week: speed, car crashes, and really big sunglasses

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Sunglasses will be key for Spring. Particularly the statement variety. Weren’t expecting that, were you? Still, the Hussein Chalayan variety may well grab your attention. While everyone else is sizing down, Chalayan, via jewelry designer Scott Wilson, whom he’s collaborated with, is going bigger and better than ever. The fluorescent yellow, bright blue, and patent white shades in Wednesday’s show, cut straight across the face and either slatted or punctured with holes, looked like a cross between optician’s prescribing glasses (the large goggle-y type) and something out of The Jetsons. As is often the case with anything to do with Chalayan, the explanation Wilson gave us after the show veered toward the abstract. “The idea was to create something which gave reference to sunglasses without being real sunglasses,” he texted from his birthday party. Puzzled, we turned to the show’s stylist for more clues. “It was all about speed and car crashes,” he explained.

—Gudrun Willcocks

Photo: Don Ashby & Olivier Claisse