A small collection of Thom Browne duds for the fairer sex will appear on the sales floors of Barneys New York, Colette in Paris, and 10 Corso Como in Seoul, as well as Thom Browne's flagship store in New York City's Tribeca, reports WWD.
Browne tells WWD that the collection will get bigger over time and will be a "fully developed collection" in the next couple of seasons.
"It's very focused on jackets and trousers and outerwear," he says of the design direction. "I think it's what people expect from me, very men's-inspired women's clothing. Gray flannel, navy cashmere. Good, all-American menswear influence, but fitting in a cool feminine way. I want it to be very understandable. Personally, when I see it on the girls, I think it looks so good. I like the idea of men's tailoring on girls. It's very strong and sexy in a non-overt way."
Browne has experimented with women's design before, under the Brooks Brothers's unisex Black Fleece label, which he designs, as well as with his made-to-measure business and capsule collections for Barneys in 2007 and 2008.
The designer also says a fashion show devoted to women's wear might not be too far behind. Tomboys, rejoice!
In related news, get the scoop on Tom Ford's women's collection.