Tom Ford A/W 2019 New York Fashion Week Women’s
Scene setting: As the first veteran designer out of the New York Fashion Week blocks, Tom Ford is consistently under scrutiny over what he’ll put forward, season after season. Perennially the epitome of chic, Ford set the stage for his collection with a blush pink runway and towering plinths filled with branches of white blossoms, while ushers (outfitted in Tom Ford) plied guests with champagne and sparkling water.
Mood board: Instead of his usual sultry silhouette, Ford’s newest collection was comprised of mostly trousers for women, and in a straight-legged cut too. This borrowed-from-the-boys aspect carried over to sharply tailored suiting (in leather or pinstripe wool), puffer jackets and slinky hoodies, albeit worn under fur jackets no less. Presented in a palette of black, caramel, dove grey, burgundy and sugar pink with hits of red and fuschia in between, Ford’s vision of streetwear dressing remained fabulous nonetheless.
Sound bite: Ford says: ‘While last season was decidedly feminine, this season is more about tailoring and a certain boyishness.’ He adds: ‘A softer palette seems right to me this season, [especially when] worn together in a fashion that is reminiscent of the way colour was used in the 18th century or by the American designer Charles James.’ §