Tom Ford A/W 2018 menswear
Mood board: Tom Ford’s panache for overt glamour and self-assured sex appeal was in full force with his latest showing. Filled with an array of pastel colours, sumptuous textures and gilded finishes, the new collection featured brocade suiting, heavyweight parkas, structured leather pieces and plenty of sharp tailoring that each played to a different facet of today’s Tom Ford man.
Scene setting: Staged within the epic Park Avenue Armory, (which will also host the designer’s womenswear show in two days), Ford drenched the historic space in plush ultraviolet carpeting, while hints of his Tobacco Vanille fragrance wafted through the air - palpable both as burning scented candles and the perfumed models as they passed by. The chic setting was enhanced by an elegant cocktail bar, conveniently situated by the entrance, that doled out champagne and cocktails as guests entered. With the show marking a decade in Tom Ford menswear, this well-heeled, all-encompassing fantasy is just what we need more of in life.
Finishing touches: While there was certainly lots of great fodder on offer, Ford’s new accessories were particularly exciting. A sporty, trainer-tassled loafer hybrid, adorned with punches of neon, proved to be as suitable for a slim suit as jeans, while glossy block heeled boots in metallic leather and python catered to those with more exotic tastes. What got most guests hot under the collar though was the reveal of a new underwear line, which models donned with socks to close the show. Comprised of seven nude shades and a bevy of metallic animal prints, there’s not much more one could ask for.