Scene setting: No one can accuse Tom Ford of doing things in halves. Pitching up within the Park Avenue Armory to stage his spring/summer 2018 runway show, the designer transformed the mammoth exhibition space into a seductive, all-pink lounge, complete with pink carpet, two expansive bars, mirrored walls and a gleaming dance floor, poised for post-show revelry.
Mood board : Synonymous with sexiness, Ford’s latest collection treads the line between seduction and exhibitionism. For runway purposes, he pulled no punches, teaming plunging necklines with daring open backs, high cut bodysuits with low slung trousers, and sequinned dresses boasted hemlines that skim the bottom. Individually though, each expertly tailored piece displayed that easy wearability and glamour which Ford has become known for. Rounded out with sharp shouldered suit jackets and boxy trench coats, the collection brings new meaning to the idea of power dressing.
Finishing touches: An elegant line of cap-toed stiletto pumps accompanied all the looks, providing hits of mismatching colour to potent effect. Shown in fuschia, vermilion, bright yellow and blue, the heels were finished with frayed, lace-like edges, delivering a ladylike sophistication and a youthful energy at the same time.