While Lauren was shopping
Thom, who I just have to say is disarmingly handsome and charming in person, graciously answered our questions.
On why Housing Works is important to him: “It is an organization that really takes care of and cares about people that sometimes are forgotten. It’s just a really worthwhile cause that sometimes isn’t as glamorous as a lot of the other ones.”
On whether he actually shops at Housing Works: “I don’t shop as much as I used to. I used to buy vintage clothing all the time and it was one place I used to always go, but it is a place that everyone can go and it’s not just buying for the sake of buying, it’s buying and you’re really supporting something.” On the inspiration for his upcoming women’s collection: “I’m looking at it the same as my mens, like looking at really well-made clothes for girls that are tailoring-inspired but interesting and provocative, not just another collection of clothing for girls.”
On showing in Paris for the first time in September: “It was great, I’m gonna keep doing it and it’s a lot of fun. You really feel like you’re reaching the world in Paris.”