Tom Ford Tears Up London Fashion Week

Tom Ford let his abundance of chic and effortless inspiration hang loose in his 2015 Ready to Wear show at London Fashion Week. On September 15 Ford’s models rocked the runways in primarily black get-ups mirroring the waves of monochrome fashion that have cropped up in the past few seasons. Although his palette was primarily black the garments were anything but average. Ford seemed to draw inspiration from seventies YSL muses Betty Catroux and Loulou de la Falaise as elements of the era of rock and roll were sprinkled throughout his line. There was no shortage of bell bottom cuts, leather fringes, sparkling embellishments or daring silhouettes. The models were all styled with heavy coal black eyeliner and shoulder length, choppy hair. Scarves wrapped around their necks evoked images of glamorous rock stars and the gloriously free spirited excess of the time. 

While the collection was certainly mirroring the decadent seventies era it had a modern day flavor to it as well. Dresses were metallic, featuring strips of fabrics and jewels covering model’s chests and transparent fabrics revealing much of everything else. Despite the large amounts of exposure Ford’s brilliant touch made these reveling pieces appear simultaneously sophisticated and sexy.

A constant piece creating flow throughout the line was the unexpected feature of floor length drapings and coats which made the models seem all the more glamorous and untouchable. 

The line was a brilliant blend of daring and sophistication. Ford was certainly designing with the modern woman in mind, one who is fearless yet elegant and unceasingly resilient.