Following Rodarte and Proenza Schouler, Browne is the third American designer to take part in the A Magazine project, which offers carte blanche to a fashion designer to open their universe across 200 pages of creative content. He is the first menswear designer to curate A Magazine since Riccardo Tisci in 2008.
Browne has tipped a both prestigious and personal cast of contributors for the issue, calling on members of staff, his partner and close friends to collaborate as well as a host of international artists and personalities including Baz Luhrmann, Martha Stewart, Rick Owens, and Hans Ulrich Obrist.
The magazine’s content is united under the theme of ‘Death and Mourning in Black and White’, following the progression of Browne’s runway shows since January 2015 until today. The entire magazine has been printed in black and white – its only touch of colour provided by Browne’s iconic red, white and blue grosgrain ribbon employed as a bookmark.
“Death and mourning…I approached this subject respectfully…Romantically…With respect to the life that had been lived…Not the sadness of the loss…A celebration…”
Table of Contents
Dialogo della Moda e della Morte
The Girl Who Fell to Earth
In A Dark Wood
Mourning Is Broken
Arsenic & Old Lace
Studies for our Tomb
Threads of Memory
Elements of Composition: Ten Poems
La méfiance de l’être
Das Triadische Ballett
A Protest Against Forgetting