American designer Thom Browne founded his eponymous brand in 2001, after collaborating with Ralph Lauren. His revolutionary fashion breaks the rules of classic tailoring: his suits, jackets, cropped pants and shirts are painstakingly handmade in traditional fabrics and cut for a young, dynamic man. His aesthetic is incredibly subversive as he views dressing up as the new form of anti-establishment. This is inventive and innovative American design.