Thom Browne

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…”

Anna Cleveland in ‘Arsenic & Old Lace’ by Sarah Moon & Amanda Harlech, 2016

Table of Contents

Dialogo della Moda e della Morte

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The Girl Who Fell to Earth

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Martha’s Wake

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In A Dark Wood

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Rocca Pisani

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Mourning Is Broken

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Arsenic & Old Lace

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Studies for our Tomb

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Threads of Memory

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Elements of Composition: Ten Poems

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Memento mori

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La méfiance de l’être

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Das Triadische Ballett

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Future Relics

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A Protest Against Forgetting

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Object Loss

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Death Heads

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Baked Potatoes with Crème Fraiche and Caviar
Martha Stewart

Das Triadische Ballett
Oskar Schlemmer

David McDermott & Peter McGough

Arsenic & Old Lace
Sarah Moon

Selenite and Ash Eroded Television
Daniel Arsham

Object Loss
Daniel Roseberry & Rob Northway

Rocca Pisani
Vaclav Sedy

Pamela Berkovic in A Magazine N°15 Curated By Thom Browne

Studies for our Tomb
Rick Owens & Michèle Lamy

Death Heads
Johnson Hartig

Memento mori
Baz Luhrmann & Catherine Martin

The Broken Mirror
Andrea Giacobbe

Weilandstr 18
Do Ho Suh