I have been a big fan of wearing limited, one of a kind and special pieces since a very young age – yet the struggle was to find them then. Today, I’m grateful for the existence of Browns.
Recognised as one of the world’s most iconic fashion retailers, today including two central London stores as well as a global online flagship, brownsfashion.com, Browns has been operating for almost half a century. Differentiating themselves through a determination to find the world’s most talented designers, whether established or emerging and then to buy only the very best pieces, Browns have discovered the likes of Alexander McQueen, Galliano and Chalayan but also more recently, have uncovered a new generation of designers such as Christopher Kane. It doesn’t get more experienced then that!
During my last visit to New York I got a chance to wear my Valentino camouflage shirt and Gucci denim, fresh from Browns rails on South Molton Street. A statement look yet on point, modern but traditional, recognisable yet exclusive. Make sure you pay Browns a visit, either in store or online, as for SS 16 they have put together an edit of the best menswear design, led by new Menswear Buying Manager, Dean Cook. Along with cult and superbrands, Browns continue to champion new design talent – the SS16 edit includes new talent such as Kazuyuki Kumagai an avant-garde Japanese footwear designer, and Curieux, a London-based brand offering timeless pieces with contemporary edge. These brands, amongst many other exclusive pieces, are only to be found at Browns this season – the next step in an exciting future. Proudly feeling part of the legacy.