Albion Thorne is menswear is created in the bespoke European tradition of the finest materials, tailoring and hand-finishing, but our spirit is all American. A salute to the Cowboy. To Rock n roll. To Craftsmanship. We offer a decidedly masculine alternative to traditional black tie. A tuxedo of meticulously resourced Italian corduroy with exquisite leather details is elegant yet a bit rugged: A new classic. And made in New York.
The line is a culmination in the career of Elise Fife, a New York-based costume designer and stylist. Fife is sought after by musicians and performance artists for her ability to create iconic looks that are cooly glamorous, show-stopping, and as comfortable as a second skin. In her eight year partnership with The Avett Brothers, Fife has designed costumes for the band as well as re-envisioned the bands’ merchandise. Her eleven year collaboration with Casey Spooner/Fischerspooner yielded costumes for stage and screen documented in “Fischerspooner: New Truth ” (Damiani, 2014) and featured in Between Worlds (video, 2009) for Performa 2009 at MOMA. In 2003/4, Fife created 26 intricate pieces for David Bowie for his “Reality” tour.
Albion Parris Thorne was Elise Fife’s great-grandfather.