Thanks to hardcourt coach Chot Reyes, more Filipinos are now aware of the American designer Thom Browne. The controversial Gilas head coach (although he announced he was stepping down from the role Saturday) famously sported a Thom Browne ensemble that bore the brand’s famous four stripes and red-white-blue ribbon during Gilas’ game at the FIBA World Cup last Saturday. So it is kind of serendipitous that Samsung launched its “limited edition” collaboration with the designer in the Philippines this week.
The high-power collab comes in the form of a chic phone and a very sleek watch. The phone is the Galaxy Z Fold5 Thom Browne Edition said to be inspired by “the grandeur and luxury of a black-tie event.” It features both Samsung’s latest foldable technology and an homage to Thom Browne’s signature design elements which include its black pebble leather and grosgrain details. The sleek exterior boasts Thom Browne’s signature red, white and blue stripes; fabric texture etched on the back glass; an accentuating black frame and gold hinge; and gold rings around the camera lenses.
The limited edition Galaxy Z Fold5 comes with two distinct leather pouch cases and a special edition of the S Pen. The packaging mimics the iconic Thom Browne briefcase—which is still aligned with the black-tie theme.
“Once again, we want to show that a perfect blend of top quality, innovative design and a classic aesthetic can become a powerful form of self-expression,” said Browne. “I believe this Galaxy Z Fold5 Thom Browne Edition is the ultimate example of turning advanced technology into a bold statement.”
Included in this Thom Browne Edition is the Galaxy Watch6. The design features a gold-tone body, special complementary watch face, and the Thom Browne logo engraved on the side. The red, white and blue colors have also been applied to the buckle. This limited edition watch comes with two leather straps: one with black pebble leather and the other with red, white and blue striped leather. The colors are also used on the 25W travel adapter, the coin-style watch charger and an exclusive fabric USB-C to USB-C cable.
In limited numbers, the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Watch6 Thom Browne Edition will be available from September 12 at Samsung.com. For more details on the latest additions to the Thom Browne collection, please visit https://www.samsung.com/ph/explore/brand/thom-browne-edition/.