MOSES SUMNEY FOR THOM BROWNE'S SS21: FIRST LOOK

Introducing a new Beats by Dre collaboration.

By Balthazar Malevolent

MOSES SUMNEY FOR THOM BROWNE'S SS21: FIRST LOOK

Singer and songwriter Moses Sumney is on top of a podium that is brightly lit, like an Olympian waiting for his gold medal, staring straight into the camera. Sumney's classical warbles take center stage, he is wearing a floor-length wrap skirt marked with a blue, red, and white diagonal stripe. He appears powerful, but delicate, both athletic and graceful, but above all, he blurs the binary conceptions of masculinity and femininity into one harmonic conundrum.

Moses Sumney for Thom Browne.

This is the preview for the Thom Browne's SS21 line, which will be completely shown in a gender-merging format again in early October during women's fashion week. Inspired by the Olympics of 1924 and 1936, the collection is a study of the nature of the sport equilibrium between masculine and feminine silhouettes. Sumney himself sings the 'Olympic Hymn,' the unification song adopted in 1896 and used to this day at Olympic ceremonies, which unites and unifies the world through the most universal of languages: music – at a time when it is important to unite as one large community.

Sumney is the central figure in which Thom Browne's masterful collection comes to life in this unique partnership with Beats by Dr Dre, a sartorial fusion between masculine and feminine, athelticism and elegance, and, of course, the influence of sport. Sumney, who has just released his new album Grae, parallels the understanding Thom Browne has of what an athlete really is: a master of their craft. If you're an archetypal football player or a painting artist, Browne is widening the traditional – and mostly masculine – concept of 'athlete' into an inclusive word for unrivaled talent with this new collection.

"This film is about the power of individuality, to say your own story, to re-conceptualize iconic ideas. This is magnificence, this is grace," Thom Browne commented. This is clear that not all heroes wear capes, and not all athletes run marathons. Sometimes you deserve to be on the podium for something completely different.

Dr. Dre's Beats and Thom Browne will create a limited-edition partnership to support a charitable organization. Stay tuned! More information coming soon.

In other news, Rick Owens is without a doubt the men's show we miss the most after watching shows in Paris all these years.

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