His insistence on a boundless and playful creative expression is on display in his genderless garments: skirts, blazers, and the Spongebob Patrick shirt and by the same token and occasional topsy-turvy mash-up of skirts-as-dresses and jackets-as-pants. All this is topped off with boater hats and cloches that allude to the Art Deco aesthetics of the 1932 Olympics held in Los Angeles at the Coliseum. “I think everybody had to figure out how to present the ideas to the world [during the pandemic], and we’re here in L.A. because I got very interested in the 1932 Olympics,” he continues.
Spongebob Patrick shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater and long sleeve t-shirt
That grand sporting stadium, usually home to University of Southern California’s Trojans, hosted Browne and his team as they shot the Spongebob Patrick shirt and by the same token and film to accompany their spring 2021 collection. Hosted by comedian Jordan Firstman, with model Grace Mahary in a supporting role, the film is a sports broadcast from their imagined Olympics on the moon. The sport in question: descending the Coliseum’s steps in Browne’s couture-grade garments, some carrying flags, others sporting reflective aviator sunglasses. The film mixes in-studio, on-location, and drone footage, as well as a special CGI version of Browne’s beloved pup, Hector Browne. Watch how the film was made, live in Los Angeles, in today’s Good Morning Vogue episode, and tune in later this week for a behind-the-scenes look at Matthew Williams’s debut at Givenchy.