BROWNE TO BLACK: As the second act to Samsonite Black Label’s collaboration with Alexander McQueen, the luggage maker is partnering next with Thom Browne, according to the American men’s wear designer. “They approached us, and I said we would love to do it, specifically because I wanted those Samsonite briefcases from the Sixties for my presentation,” he said, referring to the collection he will show next month as the featured designer at the Pitti Uomo fair in Florence. “What we came up with is true to what they did in the Sixties,” Browne said of the hard-sided slimline attachés that will be featured in the show. “Right now it’s a one-off, but I could see doing different versions of this. I like their hard travel cases, too.” After Pitti, Browne will hop to Milan, where the presentation of Gamme Bleu, his collaboration with Moncler, will be a runway show, he confirmed. Next, he’ll head to Paris, where Colette will dedicate a shop-in-shop to his tennis-themed spring collection for two weeks.