New York Fashion Week: Day 5

At Thom Browne, a garden written across the face.

There are many things to consider when turning a person into a floral shrub.

For the designer Thom Browne, the transformation began with a cape with exaggerated shoulders, from which hundreds of silk flowers cascaded to the floor. The flowers, in various shades of Mr. Browne’s signature gray, were hand-applied. Models wore the capes at the start of Saturday’s show, sitting on concrete pedestals in a garden created by Mr. Browne as the setting for his show, which explored themes of time, decay and rebirth. (If this sounds very serious, consider that it opened with two people riding penny-farthing bicycles while wearing

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