Tom Ford A/W 2018
Mood board: if the extravagant textures of Tom Ford’s men’s show was anything to go by, his collection for the fairer sex was bound to be just as much of a treat. More is more seemed to be the mantra for Ford this season as he turned out an 80s, disco-infused collection that had sequins, colourful animal print fur, wet-look leggings, metallic blazers and crystal beaded hoop earrings all vying for attention. The silhouette was sexy as always, but notably more relaxed than usual, possibly due to the fact that Ford is now based in Los Angeles. From sky-high hems and lingerie-like necklines to the aforementioned leggings worn with oversized fur jackets, there was a tongue-in-cheek, West Coast candour to things that didn’t go awry.
Best in show: outerwear proved to be the collection’s strong suit this season. Festooned in animal print fur and eclectically patchworked in an array of natural and vibrant colours, oversized biker silhouettes and angular-shouldered coats helped to bring back the 80s in only the best ways.
Finishing touches: the boisterous aesthetic of the clothing carried over to the collection’s accessories as well. Last season’s stilettos were replaced by a more modest kitten heel, albeit made just as feisty with jewelled embellishments, zebra stripes and a ‘pussy’ logo. Handbags followed suit in quilted metallic leather, chain link straps and clashing prints for a vibrant, maximalist finish.