Thom Browne isn’t known for his commercial approch to fashion. He’d rather put giant whales on a jacket and cut it way too short than release something too easy to assume. So I was pretty stunned when I heard he was debuting a resort collection for 2013, which is normally a sales-oriented collection. Still, it doesn’t lack some Brownean subversion and, well, Jessica Stam looks so good. Whale bones and carcasses mixed with floral jacquards, pastel madras, and embroidered lace, fashioned into modest skirts and worn under printed silk peignoirs or Browne’s signature tailored jackets. Many of the fabrics are sourced in Japan and most of them are custom-developed. Pumps worn with matching socks or plain white socks along with new frames make the looks very coherent with our beloved Browne. Full lookbook after the break.