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Tom Ford on his new ‘seasonless’ womenswear line

Tom Ford talks about his new womenswear collection

Tom Ford talks about his new womenswear collection

Tom Ford's new own label collection Tom Ford's new own label collection Tom Ford was interviewed in The Sunday Times Style this week…naked…by a naked A A Gill, the food journalist and his long time buddy (!)

Unfortunately, there were no pics of the interview, aside from Tom wearing a dressing gown from his own collection- but the copy was very descriptive. A A Gill writes: “Tom sits with his legs slightly apart and his hips tilted. It has a classic, cool Raphael aesthetic, with a hint of Tom of Findland. He has a thing for nudity. He likes being naked. He likes bodies. Real bodies. He likes their varierty and their uniformity, their symmetry and their grave humanity..” This explains the lack of attire then!

But what I found really interesting was what Tom Ford said about his new womenswear collection…

Tom said this time he doesn’t want to be part of the fashion treadmill, of making people feel insecure about not having the right clobber. Is this a thinly veiled dig at his previous places of work..? He made his name as the creative director of fashion house Gucci and later Yves Saint Laurent.

He said: “It’s about taking what makes you feel good about yourself. The clothes aren’t seasonal; there are no catwalks of clip-clopping etiolated, shark-eyed models. No circus of hacks and photographers. The clothes have no sell-by date. You make your own look and add what you like. I wanna makes things that are classic. Imagine inventing the Chanel suit or blazer..”

Tom Ford famously banned all photography from the preview of his new collection in September, aside from one official photographer Terry Richardson. The pics have only just been released to press.

The womenswear line marks Tom’s return to womenswear, the first time in six years. This is the man who invented the modern concept of glamour through his time at Gucci in the ’90’s and then Yves Saint Laurent. Skinny disco pants, Barbarella-style boots, velvet tuxedos, leather trimmed minis, satin shirts- all Tom Ford.

Tom Ford womenswear follows a menswear collection, make-up range and hit movie. It will be interesting to see if his new approach to ‘seasonless’ fashion, with no preview photography will take off..? His argument to no photography being that why should he showcase his designs months and months in advance in order that they’re spread all over the internet and the likes of H&M can copy the trends and make millions off the back of it..where’s the incentive for him? It kind of makes sense, but it also recreates that level of exclusivity within designer fashion again.

For more details on the new collection, see FashionBite’s post: Tom Ford’s First Own Label Collection-Sneak Preview

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1 Comment

  1. MrsD says:

    Do you think that people are going to go more for ‘seasonless’ and more timeless elegance and classic lines and away form the quickly dated “It ” look

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