Ethereal choral music played as we took our places along the edges of the large wood panelled room. Gilt edged portraits lined the walls. Enter stage right: a solemn procession of nuns with exaggerated eyelashes, oversized cloaks and dramatic wimpoles. Each one, in turn, dis-robed to reveal Thom Browne’s much anticipated womenswear collection. The collection referenced many of Thom’s key signatures with the focus on the plaids and checks, which came in cocoon-like shapes reminiscent of vintage Pierre Cardin. The finale included a delicate birdcage skirt in Thom browne’s trademark ribbon.