– EN Fashion – Tom Ford was influenced by the state of the world for his latest collection.
Ford presented his fall/winter 19 collection on Wednesday (06Feb19), with the date falling on the final day of New York: Men’s schedule, and also serving as the start to the main New York Fashion Week.
He attracted big name models to walk his catwalk, like Gigi Hadid, Binx Walton and Joan Smalls, and a starry front row – with Courtney Love, Karlie Kloss, Poppy Delevingne, Danai Gurira, Joe Alwyn and Patrick Schwarzenegger sitting front row.
During a chat with Vogue, he explained what influenced the new collection.
“This particular season I have been very influenced by the state of the world,” he said. “And so if I think about ‘well what do I want to see?’ I want to see beauty, I want to see softness, a simple, beautiful fabric. I think the older you get you really start to find what you’re about, and I like beautiful, classic clothes. So that’s what I do.”
Included in the collection were some of Ford’s signature glamorous dresses, but also more toned down tailored looks, a perfect fit for the co-ed show.
Velvet and satin were heavily used for both the men’s and women’s collections, with Ford explaining how it was a nod to his past creations.
“I revisited several things that I’ve done in the past,” he shared. “I mean the opening of the show was pants and shirts, which is one of the things, well actually it was my very first collection at Gucci in 1994, which was velvet pants and silk shirts. And yes, I revisited a red velvet suit but I’ve actually done that quite a few times.”