Tom Ford A/W 2018 menswear

Two images of a male and a female model modelling Tom Ford clothing.
Tom Ford A/W 2018 menswear. Images courtesy of Tom Ford
(Image credit: Tom Ford)

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.

Two images of male models modelling Tom Ford clothing.

Tom Ford A/W 2018 menswear. Images courtesy of Tom Ford

(Image credit: Tom Ford)

Two images of male models modelling Tom Ford clothing in shades of brown.

Tom Ford A/W 2018 menswear. Images courtesy of Tom Ford

(Image credit: Tom Ford)

Two images of male models modelling Tom Ford clothing.

Tom Ford A/W 2018 menswear. Images courtesy of Tom Ford

(Image credit: Tom Ford)

Two images of male models modelling Tom Ford clothing.

Tom Ford A/W 2018 menswear. Images courtesy of Tom Ford

(Image credit: Tom Ford)

Pei-Ru Keh is the US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru has held various titles at Wallpaper* since she joined in 2007. She currently reports on design, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru has taken a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars and actively seeks out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.